Popular Programming Languages: Python, JavaScript and Java

Packt Publishing, the biggest worldwide publisher concerning programming books, investigated that JavaScript and Python are the most popular programming languages, Java comes with 3rd.


The survey was done by interviewing 11,000 interviewers. They also answered some other questions, including what programming languages they used, favorite frameworks and salary.

The survey showed the top 10 programming languages based on web developers used each day: JavaScript, Python, Java, PHP,HTML,C#, SQL, CSS, C++ and R.

Packt Publishing also found that the income of web developer is not the direc proportion to the popularity of programming languages. For example, The annual average salary of Bash, Perl, Scala web developers is over $80,000, while PHP and C web developers is under$ 40,000.

In terms of tools used by web developers, AngularJS ranks first. Followed React.js frameworks of Facebook, Node.js, Docker, Laravel, Bootstrap, WordPress and AWS.

The most popular programming languages in a few years ago were Swift, C#, Go, Rust and Elixir. The most popular new Frameworks are Docker, Apache Spark, Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Azure, Xamarin and so on.

Rasmussen College posted an article in May, 2015 that the following 14 programming languages earned much for web developers among hundreds of programming languages: Ruby, Objective-C, Python, Java, C, Perl, JavaScript, Shell, C#, C++, R, SQL, PHP and Visual Basic.

A new round personnel adjustment made in Reddit

The seniors management officials have been talking about their new plans in past months, which aimed to turn social news into a real business.


The confirmed source indicated Reddit has been adjusting key positions in past few weeks. It attempted to make fresh vitality for the company.

The personnel adjustment may involve Celestine Maddy and chief editor Vickie Chang, reported Recode.

Vickie Chang once dealt with Upvoted project, which aimed at creating BuzzFeed of internal Reddit content.He reported his job to Reddit co-founder and Alexis Ohanian.

The latest resigned official included video content chief Stephen Greenwood and HR talent Nicole Jasmin Clark. Clark’s LinkedIn profile showed July is the last month she serves in Reddit.

Diana Chow, spokesman of Reddit, stated in email that some of dismissed positions mean little to our strategy. However, she did not confirm the officials who have resigned from the company.

The strategy which Diana Chow mentioned is the one that Steve Huffman has been talking about. The core of this strategy is the advertising agreements it signed with Coco Cola and Google. Steve Huffman told Fortune reporter that it is going to make profit from the advertising agreements.

Reddit sent an email announcement to Recode then. It claimed :” Our company has been regrouping the communications, editing, video and marketing teams in past weeks. As a part of this regroup, some employees quit their positions and some will make decisions based on the change of positions. We wish all the best to our former co-workers and appreciate their contributions to Reddit.”

McDonald’s share increases as it presents Pokémon Go toy as a gift in Japan

With the influence of McDonald’s Japanese branch presented Pokémon Go toy as a gift in Happy Meals, its share increased by 23% which was almost up to the raising limit.

McDonald’s Japanese branch has been cooperating with Nico Puchi since last Friday to present Pokémon Go toy as a gift in Happy Meals. This action led to an 23% increase of McDonald’s share today. The increase rate was the biggest one-day gain since July, 2001.

In the meanwhile, Nintendo also profited with a share increase of 13% today. The market value of Nintendo reached overfulfil $39 billion, ranking ahead of Sony.

Besides presenting Pokémon Go toy, McDonald also sponsored Pokémon Go with other means. Quoted from Gizmodo, McDonald’s will sponsor this game with the means of Pokéstop and Gym.

Some players found the logo of McDonald’s in Pokémon Go’s code, showing Sponsored.MCDonalds.

The confirmed source claimed that such sponsorship plan will be carried out in some Asian country. Each of McDonald’s in that country will be Pokéstop or Gym for Pokémon Go.

It is unclear which country will be selected. It is possibly in Japan. Pokémon Go originated from Japan. Pokémon Go is under release in Japan so far which made players angry.

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic company, stated it considered carrying out the sponsorship plan for Pokémon Go, such as the fix retail stores or vending machine of designated sponsors.

To urban players, McDonald’s is easy to access and with free Wi-Fi. It sounds a attractive boon.

Pokémon Go adds Pokéstop to stimulate consumption

AR mobile game Pokémon Go has been downloading for 15 million times. Its developers claimed that this game will introduce advertisements soon.


Niantic CEO John Hanke stressed the Pokéstop  will become one of income besides purchasing energy and virtual gifts inside the application, reported Financial Times.

Pokémon Go is an mobile game combines with AR technology and LBS technolgy, which players go to hunt and train Pokémon outdoor as well as purchase equipment and team up with others to battle. The development team will choose some well-known sites as the Pokéstop or Gym where players can catch pokéballs or other equipment and fight. The sites set up as Pokéstop and Gym have attracted more players as the game has become so popular.

It has a Lure Module that attracts Pokémon to a Pokéstop for 30 minutes. The merchants around Pokéstop or Gym can benefit from the effect as well. They have to pay the Pokémon company to be a Pokéstop of this game.

The owner of a pizza bar that locates in Queens told New York Post that Pokéstop stimulated sales with an increase of 75% when he purchased the Lure Module as it attracted a great amount of Pokémon for 30 minutes.

Niantic spokesman denied to reveal the specific details and revenue concerning advertising revenue and subscriptions of this game. Sensor Tower revealed the statistics that the sum of business transactions of American iOS players is up to $1.6 million.

Haruka Mori, analyst of JPMorgan, estimated that Nintendo will benefit from about $240 in revenue if Pokémon Go monthly revenue reaches $292 million. If the sales of Pokémon Go Plus is up to 50 million units, it will create about $240 million profit for Nintendo.

Microsoft confirms to shut down Finland mobile department, cutting 1,350 jobs

Microsoft, the American software giant, acquired Nokia mobile business for $ 7.2 billion in 2014. However, it failed to make achievements with the new device. The Windows OS based on WP only accounted for 1% of global smartphone sales in May.

Some experts analyzed its failure is due to Microsoft did not step into smartphone industry in time. It lost a head start.

Eddie Murphy, analyst of Priory Consulting, said Microsoft spent a lot of money to launch WP as it realized the importance of smartphone industry. The question is that Microsoft lost a head start as it step into this field late. Apple and Android devices have already controled the market when it released WP devices.

One of the difficulties that Microsoft encountered is app gap. It was unable to offer the popular apps which are available on smartphones. It happened to Blackberry BB10 as well.

“The app gap is a big problem,” said Murphy. He also has a Windows mobile whose apps are fewer than Android devices. It is disadvantage to Microsoft.

The staff reduction plan it announced on Monday is a part of plan that it made to cut 1,850 jobs for Microsoft mobile department in May.

Microsoft latest Windows 10 is compatible with samrtphone. In February, HP enterprise announced to turn a smartphone based on Windows 10 to a desktop.

Murphy said Microsoft must have been learning what Google use Android OS for? The reason why Android OS could be in such a dominant position is that Android OS is open. Microsoft have released the general Windows 10 OS for desktop, iPad and mobile. It is a good sign as it would bring some more apps on this platform.

Samsung Electronics Q2 performance may be the best in past two years

Thanks to the promotion of Galaxy S7, Samsung Electronics is supposed to release the best quarterly performance in the past two years, reports Reuters.

It is reported that Samsung Electronis will reveal the preliminary data concerning Q 2 profit on Thursday. The analysts predicted that mobile department help the company increase operating profit by 13% on YoY.

Thompson Reuters revealed the average prediction based on 16 analysts that its operating profit in Q2 will be $ 6.8 billion, which is the best performance in the past two year. It made a record with about $7.3508 billion in operating profit in Q1 2014.

It may be the second time for mobile department that it becomes the most profitable department twice in a row. Its profit in Q2 is about $3.71864 billion.

Lee Jin-woo, manager of KTBAsset management, claimed the sales of Galaxy S7 did better as expected and its semi-conductor business did a better job against its rivals. He suggested that Samsung Electronics quarterly trading profit will be remained.

It is predicted that the shipping quantity of Galaxy S7 could be 16 million units in Q2. The curved-display version sells better than its flat-display ones.

While a report of Korea Investment&Securities implies the trading profit for mobile department will decline in Q3 and Q4. Counting in the whole year revenue, it will receive growth in trading profit.