JavaScript has eclipsed Java as the most-learned language among developers, according to a report released week by technical recruiter HackerRank.

Based on an online survey of 71,281 developers done in November 2018, the 2019 HackerRank Developer Skills Report found that more than 73 percent of respondents had proficiency in JavaScript, an increase from nearly 68 percent in 2017. Slightly less than 71 percent reported proficiency in Java in 2018.

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Following Java in 2018 were C at 62.84 percent, Python at 57.02 percent, and C++ at 55.77 percent. Python proficiency jumped considerably, increasing from 49.44 percent in 2017.

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