July 01, 2018
Ryan Williams analyzes popular languages with his Hacker News Hiring Trends. His findings confirm what we also found to be true: Python and React are the most popular languages to hire for.
Because it's the language to learn for 2019. Python has been generating a lot of buzz as being the fastest growing language, and, by some metrics, the most popular and desirable language overall. With its elegant syntax and powerful capabilities, being equally useful for web development and data science, it's easy to see why it's getting so popular.
We also chose Python because we consider it to be the best languages for learning fundamental coding concepts. Drawing on our academic and professional experience with dozens of different languages and frameworks, we settled on Python to design a curriculum that will build a solid foundation with core concepts that are the most easily transferable, and React as the next most important technology to learn after Python.