Cloud Foundry Research Report

These Are the Top Languages for Enterprise Application Development

And What That Means for Business


More and more, businesses are employing a polyglot (and a multi-platform) strategy to meet their exact needs. The flexibility of cloud native practices enables this movement away from a monolithic approach and towards a world of computing that is flexible, portable and interoperable. Adopting a multilingual approach is yet another step towards improving a business’ velocity—when it comes to development, production and capital.

Through years of industry research, Cloud Foundry Foundation has tracked the languages used most frequently for application development among enterprise developers worldwide. While there is consistency among which languages are the most popular across the enterprise developer landscape, there are certain languages which are particularly dominant among specific audiences—based on region, company size, and more.

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