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Stack Overflow has released the results of its annual developer survey, which polled more than 64,000 developers around the world. Some of the more interesting findings included the following:

  • More than 50 percent of developers have been coding professionally for five years or less; only 7.5 percent of respondents had 20 years of experience or more.
  • Only 13.1 percent of developers are actively looking for a job, but 75.2 percent would be interested in hearing about new opportunities.
  • 44.9 percent of respondents believe they are somewhat underpaid, and 11.6 percent believe they are greatly underpaid.
  • 53.3 percent said being able to work remotely is a top priority.
  • Go and Scala developers earn the most money.
  • JavaScript, SQL and Java are the most commonly used programming languages.
  • Rust, SmallTalk and TypeScript are the most loved languages.
  • Visual Basic 6, VBA and CoffeeScript are the most dreaded languages.
  • Only 7.6 percent of the developers in the survey identified themselves as female.

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