Developer Q&A site Stack Overflow performs an annual measure to find out more about the programmer community, and the latest set of results has a moment ago been published.
These languages may be well-liked, but it looks as if the big capital is elsewhere. Globally, F# and OCaml are the top average earners, and in the US, Erlang, Scala, and OCaml are the ones to aim for.
Visual Elementary 6, Cobol, and CoffeeScript were the top three most-dreaded, which is low-down that will surprise nobody who is still maintaining Visual Key 6 applications thousands of years after they were originally forget about.
Stack Overflow also asked devs about one of today’s hot-button broadcasts: artificial intelligence. Only 20 percent of devs were uneasy about AI taking jobs (compared to 41 percent excited by that odds—no doubt the Visual Basic 6 devs hope that one day computers inclination be able to do their jobs for them), but a remarkable 28 percent were uneasy by AI intelligence surpassing human intelligence, and 29 percent concerned far algorithms making important decisions more generally.
Among developers that really know what they’re talking about, however, the concerns seemed to shift: text scientists and machine-learning specialists were 1.5 times more expected to be concerned about algorithmic fairness of AI systems than they were any oddness.
Even if AI is evil, most developers don’t think it’s the fault of the programmers. Fifty-eight percent say that ethics are the chargeability of upper management, 23 percent the inventor of the unethical idea, and proper 20 percent think that they’re the responsibility of the developer who really wrote the code. If the Volkswagen emissions scandal is anything to judge by, the developers may not be line off the mark; thus far, arrests appear to have been restricted to executives and wangles who designed the emissions test-defeating software, leaving the people who wrote the jus divinum divine law unscathed.