Developer QA site Stack Overflow performs an annual consult to find out some-more about the programmer community, and the latest set of results has just been published.
These languages may be well-liked, but it looks as if the big income is elsewhere. Globally, F# and OCaml are the top normal earners, and in the US, Erlang, Scala, and OCaml are the ones to aim for.
Visual Basic 6, Cobol, and CoffeeScript were the top 3 most-dreaded, which is news that will warn nobody who is still progressing Visual Basic 6 applications thousands of years after they were creatively written.
Stack Overflow also asked devs about one of today’s hot-button issues: synthetic intelligence. Only 20 percent of devs were worried about AI holding jobs (compared to 41 percent vehement by that possibility—no doubt the Visual Basic 6 devs wish that one day computers will be means to do their jobs for them), but a conspicuous 28 percent were endangered by AI comprehension leading human intelligence, and 29 percent endangered about algorithms making critical decisions some-more generally.
Among developers that actually know what they’re articulate about, however, the concerns seemed to shift: information scientists and machine-learning specialists were 1.5 times some-more likely to be endangered about algorithmic integrity of AI systems than they were any singularity.
Even if AI is evil, many developers don’t consider it’s the error of the programmers. Fifty-eight percent contend that ethics are the shortcoming of top management, 23 percent the contriver of the reprobate idea, and just 20 percent consider that they’re the shortcoming of the developer who actually wrote the code. If the Volkswagen emissions liaison is anything to judge by, the developers may not be totally off the mark; so far, arrests seem to have been limited to executives and engineers who designed the emissions test-defeating software, leaving the people who wrote the code unscathed.