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Okay, okay: we all know that blockchain and cryptocurrency developers are in demand these days, but what are the most popular programming languages in blockchain development?
Here’s a graph showing the 10 most popular blockchain programming languages.
This means that nearly 10 percent of all blockchain-related entries on StackOverflow mentioned Solidity.
Here is the top 10 breakdown of mentions by percentage:
For the record, the data collected by Hard Fork refers simply to posts tagged with the term “blockchain,” which means the total number of Solidity mentions on StackOverflow could be even higher; the same is true for any other entry on our graphs, the only exception is that Solidity is strictly a blockchain development language.
Blockchain vs non-blockchain development
Interestingly, Solidity does not even appear in the top 10 most popular (general) programming languages, according to StackOverflow’s 2019 developer survey. That makes sense, though – especially when you consider that blockchain still accounts for a small fraction of all software development.
It’s also worth noting that StackOverflow uses a different data collection methodology, so the comparison to the charts compiled by Hard Fork isn’t totally scientific.