Developer recruiting biz HackerRank surveyed more than 71,000 software engineers from over 100 countries, and found growing affection for the language people love to hate.
In terms of frameworks, React appears likely to dethrone Angular, now that Facebook has fixed React's license problems. It also didn't help that the Angular team annoyed developers when version 2 turned out to be incompatible with version 1. The HackerRank survey says React is the framework developers most want to learn in 2019.
Google's Flutter framework, which only recently reached 1.0 status, was a no-show in the stats. But the React rival may generate more interest if, as expected, Google releases its Hummingbird project at its developer conference this year to allow Flutter apps to run on the web.
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The HackerRank survey also suggests US immigration policies are affecting the ability to companies to hire tech talent. Four in ten developers reported negative consequences arising from immigration restrictions. Almost one in five of those who sought a US work visa were denied, the survey says, and about a quarter of developers said American policies had discouraged them or someone they know from seeking employment in the US.
HackerRank's survey also includes responses from US hiring managers, about 30 per cent of whom say immigration policies have made tech recruiting more difficult.
Developers meanwhile revealed that they're dangerous. Asked about the biggest bug they'd put into production, about 10 per cent confessed to wiping out a database while almost as many said they'd shut down a production server. More than 60 per cent said they'd deployed untested or broken code. ®