The software industry is going through some major shifts. Every company has to do more with less, while still moving incredibly fast. The result is that more engineering teams are choosing efficient growth, over growth at all costs. Among scalability and efficiency, safety has become a top requirement for developers when it comes to choosing programming languages and tools. This is what I’ve observed after analyzing the 25 most popular programming languages on CircleCI.
Teams are balancing product-market fit with scalability and safety, ultimately choosing tools that allow them to collaborate effectively while enabling guardrails that prevent as many errors as possible.