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Go around the world

February 19, 2020.

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Engineers love Python, JavaScript, and Java. Employers, on the other hand, shine their light on Go. That’s the takeaway of the Hottest Coding Languages section of job site Hired‘s annual State of Software Engineers report. Engineers experienced with Go received an average of 9.2 interview requests, making it the most in-demand language. Worldwide, Go’s popularity among employers was followed by Scala and Ruby. That’s not great news for engineers, who ranked Ruby number one in least loved languages, followed by PHP and Objective-C. (To compile its data, Hired reviewed 400,000 interview requests from 10,000 companies made to 98,000 job seekers throughout 2019.)

IEEE Spectrum, Tekla S. Perry, “Go language tops list of in-demand software skills.”