Top unicorns herd to Python

Python continues its rise to the highest of the programming language charts. A newly launched report revealed Python is the highest language utilized by “unicorn” firms within the United States. 

Unicorns are firms valued at greater than $1 billion. The Coding Dojo report is predicated off of the highest 25 U.S. unicorns similar to WeWork, Airbnb, Epic Games and Slack. The report revealed Python is utilized by 20 of the highest 25, adopted by Java at 19 unicorns, JavaScript at 16, Ruby at 12 and Go at 11.

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Coding Dojo defined it was shocking to see Go among the many prime 5 languages utilized by unicorns as a result of it solely lands at quantity 16 on the latest TIOBE Index

It was additionally shocking to seek out Kotlin utilized by eight of the highest unicorns. “Kotlin is not common overall; it has not appeared in any past Coding Dojo analysis of top programming languages and is #40 in TIOBE Index’s ranking of top programming languages overall.” the corporate wrote in a assertion

The report additionally checked out the most well-liked frameworks amongst unicorn firms. ReactJS, the UI JavaScript library, was primary, utilized by 25 p.c of the highest 25 unicorns, adopted by NodeJS, Hadoop, Django and Flask. “Django, Flask, and PyTorch are all Python frameworks, which indicates a rise in Python usage. Python is very general purpose, which means it can be used for web development, scripting, software, and much more. These days, we see Python being used a lot for Data Science, which is revolutionizing the tech industry. So it makes sense that Python is being used more and more.”

Other findings included that unicorns sometimes use two or extra languages, some firms use as a lot as 10 totally different programming languages, and MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and SQLite are among the many prime SQL databases. 

“While most of these programming languages and technologies will be familiar to any working developer, individuals looking to work at these unicorn companies would do well to learn them,” stated Donovan An, director of West Coast Campus Operations for Coding Dojo.