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Top 5 Most Dreaded Programming Languages of 2019

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There are many programming languages available out there. I already talked about the most demanded and worst programming languages of 2019. But do you know which are dreaded languages? First of all, if you are unaware, most dreaded means that a high percentage of developers who are currently using these languages have no interest in continuing to do so. The results for Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019 are out now. So, let’s have a look at the five most dreaded programming languages of 2019.

Most Dreaded Programming Languages 2019

most dreaded programming languages

1. VBA

More than 75% of people working with Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) have no interest in continuing it. Visual Basic is an event-driven programming language developed by Microsoft. It is primarily used with Microsoft office applications such as MSExcel, MS-Word, and MS-Access. One of the major advantage with VBA is you can build powerful and useful tools in MS Excel using linear programming.

2. Objective-C

Objective-C was initially developed with an aim to build a more flexible object-oriented programming language. It was then adopted by Steve Jobs’ computer company NeXT and formed the grounds for Apple’s popular desktop and mobile Operating systems: OSX and iOS. But as per the recent survey, more than 68% of developers showed no interest in continuing it. This trend is obvious because, in recent times, Apple is also moving away from C-based languages and replacing Objective-C with Swift.

Read: Difference Between C, C++, Objective-C and C# Programming Language

3. Assembly

Assembly, being the third most dreaded language is somehow struggling to create an interest among programmers. Despite having many advantages such as less memory usage, time efficient and uses like low-level embedded system, it seems people are in no mood to take it further. More than 64% of respondents of the survey showed disinterest towards this language.

4. C

C programming language is the mother of all languages. It’s widely used for developing operating systems, firmware software and in other system development. Though the situation is changing still most of the students starts their programming journey with the C language but later switch to other languages. As per the report, 57.5% of programmers are working with this language but don’t want to take it further.

Also Read: 6 Best IDEs For C and C++ Programming Language

5. PHP

PHP is the fifth most dreaded language of 2019. More than 54% of programmers who participated in the Survey said they have no interest in continuing their career with PHP. If you are a fresher, you may find a lot of openings for PHP developers but after gaining a certain experience, you’ll have to upgrade your skills and become ready for upcoming technologies like AI, ML, etc. PHP is still a popular language but you can’t ignore other server-side languages and their advantages.

Final Words

I understand every programmer has their own preference but if you keep upgrading yourself continuously, you’ll never face such barrier or any other job security fears. So which programming language you are currently working on? Tell me in the comments section below.

Subham Kapiswe
A computer science engineer by education and blogger by profession who loves to write about Programming, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source and other latest technologies.

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  1. Currently on python

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