For the 1st half of 2014, we provide an overview of the most used programming languages in the context of challenges organized on the CodinGame platform, based on the scores of participants who chose to code in these languages. An insight useful for better understanding the technological choices of developers, and for recognizing the languages that have the wind in their sails.
Python takes 3rd place in the ranking, having an excellent balance with regards to popularity and performance (score of 58%). Indeed, easily accessible, well-furnished in libraries, and not too wordy, it's a programming language that lends itself particularly well to coding competitions.
Finally, less common languages such as Go, Dart, or Scala, although appearing only recently, monopolize the top of the rankings in terms of score (60% and beyond). These languages are generally used by developers who are more experienced and versatile, who have mastered the more classic languages but, having an active technological awareness, remain particularly interested in novelties.