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These are the languages most likely to be useful for getting a job as a developer or other IT professional.
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Rank in 2020: 8
Go (also sometime called "Golang") slipped down two places this year. According to Tiobe, it is currently the 14th most popular language, but in the Stack Overflow survey, it was the fifth most loved language among developers, which brought up its ranking on this list.
Created by Google employees, Go is one of the youngest languages on this list, with the 1.0 version first appearing in 2011. It is an object-oriented language conceived as an alternative to C and C++. Its website describes it as "an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software."
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