The most marked trends in technological languages

The most marked trends in technological languages

Technological languages do not cease to have a social factor subject to trends. Despite being far from conversations in news and current affairs programs on television and not being trending topic on social networks, they also have their “fashions” followed by developers and entrepreneur In this article we will review the most marked trends in technological languages, which have had great rises and who came to stay or passed into history with more grief than glory. Since its inception, many programming languages have been evolving setting trends, we will focus our attention in recent years.

If you want to follow the most used languages today and the most used languages in the future we recommend that you follow the TIOBE index (they value the current use) and the PYPL index (values the download of tutorials and the likely future use). And if you want to learn more about the most used languages in Spain today, we recommend our article Most commonly used technological languages.


Drupal was a framework that caught a lot flown around 5-7 years ago. It had many libraries and templates, knowing PHP and Simfony you could go far and it offered a lot of stability to the system. However, the power was very low. It was designed to be a Content Management and yet it was used for the use of different platforms. Many companies developed the code with the idea of making a fast mvp, others considered the language more powerful than reality. Finally, most Drupal platforms have migrated to Symfony, PHP or even other languages such as the Java + JavaScript mix with the high cost involved.


Angular had a great rise in use and in download of tutorials from version 2, developed by Google in 2016. This Angular upgrade was a revolution in the FrontEnd because it greatly increased its ease when programming (more libraries, better testing…) and many developers began training and gaining experience in Angular until it became the most used framework for FrontEnd today. Angular is modular and scalable and goes great for web applications.


Created by Google in 2009 but improved between 2015 and 2016, everyone thought it would be THE BackEnd language of the future and in mid-2018 it soared. Nothing could be further from the truth. Its rise in popularity was as ascending as his descent after a short time. It is a very simple language and this is positive for its development but then it turns out that you end up writing more lines of code and its main detractors highlight the lack of generics.

Many companies developed platforms or their hubs with Golang. Although they now have profiles with knowledge and experience in this technology, logic says that if no one is downloading now the tutorials will hardly be able to find junior profiles in a while and that eventually they should end up migrating to another more popular language.

React Native

React Native is a language created in March 2015 by the Facebook community. It is a framework for mobile apps that works for both Android and iOS. This multiplatform duality is primarily responsible for its rise. In addition, it has numerous libraries and resources and, if you have knowledge of Java Script, its learning is very fast.

React Native became “fashionable” in 2018. All companies that programmed mobile apps requested React Native profiles. The trend was so strong that even profiles were requested despite not knowing exactly the language. It was such that there were many companies that requested senior profiles with +5 years of experience in React Native despite having only 3 years of life!

The peculiarities of the speed of technology combined with “fashions” very tips, have as a consequence that, after a few years, React Native profiles are still the most requested mobile developers and those who earn more, but neither companies are closed to Swift/Objecti-C or Java/Kotlin profiles nor do candidates continue to ask for such excessive amounts. This gives us to understand that the trend of React Native has faded although the power of language has stayed with us.


Python is a code that allows high scalability and powerful data management development despite not being a compiled language. It is open source and has a simple syntax. It has frameworks for Front with good reputation and many library resources.

It has all the ingredients of being the current language of “fashion” since its community has more followers than ever and is in full effervescence. However, the great potential of this code in the technologies that will mark the future (AI and Big Data, mainly) show that Python will not be a fad. Currently it is a language used by companies with many economic resources due to the economic expectations of developers, but as their knowledge is expanded their claims will be reduced in the same way that is happening today with Angular. 

Bet for the future

So much for our article on trends in technological languages of recent years. Before finishing, therefore, we would like to offer you our future fashion bet: Kotlin. It is our bet, although in this case we understand that it will not be a “fad” but has come to stay, especially in the Mobile environment.

Kotlin is a static type language that increases productivity in development. In fewer lines of code, you get the same results. It is a modern language and still little known but clearly going up, especially since the Google Android team has recently announced that officially added support for this programming language.

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