Will Python replace JavaScript and become the most popular programming language in 2020?

Tram Ho

JavaScript and Python are two of the most popular programming languages ​​today. In fact, JavaScript was not developed based on Java, JavaScript is based only on the naming of Java. But now Python is competing fiercely in every way. Python has grown so popular that it is now the fastest growing programming language. So now the question is will Python replace JavaScript as the most popular programming language by 2020?

According to StackOverflow 2019 survey results, JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language, used by 69.7% of professional developers. And it consistently ranked first for seven consecutive years.

JavaScript is a high-level programming language, most commonly in the form of scripting languages ​​for Web pages. JavaScript is mainly used for front-end development. JavaScript is proprietary thanks to its built-in web browser. JavaScript is used both on the client and server side. In addition, the most commonly used Web frameworks are jQuery, Angular.js and React.js, all using JavaScript.

Python is a multi-purpose programming language that has a variety of uses, from web applications to data analysis. This means that Python can be seen in complex websites like YouTube or Instagram, in cloud projects like OpenStack, in Machine Learning, etc. (basically everywhere!)

Python is the fastest growing programming language today according to StackOverflow 2019 survey results. This is more clearly shown by the Google Trends chart showing Python’s growth compared to JavaScript in the past 5 years. Python registered search interest beyond JavaScript for the first time around November 2017 and it has been at the forefront ever since.

Although JavaScript is currently the most popular programming language, Python may soon pass based on its incredible growth. Therefore, it is entirely possible that Python will be the most popular programming language by 2020.

However, this will only affect the relative popularity of these two languages ​​and not say which of them is a better language. That choice is entirely subjective according to the individual / project team used and may depend on many factors such as project requirements, scalability and ease of learning.

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