Know the Most Popular Programming Languages in 2019

Mohammad Imran KhanBy Mohammad Imran Khan 3 May, 2019 / ChromeInfotech
Programming Languages in 2019

Each designer has their arrangement of preferences with regards to their preferred programming language. To be perfectly honest talking, there's no such official term like 'most secure language'. In any case, the most recent review conducted by ChromeInfotech has uncovered some significant security aspects of various programming languages.

How to Measure Security of a programming Language?

To check vulnerabilities in any language, it's crucial to consider different factors such as Buffer Flow vulnerabilities, Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE), Heartbleed Bug, etc. The review was done on seven most mainstream programming languages like PHP, Python, Java, Ruby, JavaScript, C and C++. They have additionally hauled out their information from different databases such as security warnings, GitHub issue trackers, the national weakness database, etc.

Most Secure Programming Languages


According to the study, Ruby has the base number of security vulnerabilities thus can be considered as the most secure programming language. As far as CWEs, the most common CWe is XSS vulnerabilities, yet there are additionally some different CWEs discovered such as CWE-20, CWE-200, CWE-264 and CWE 284. Ruby has faced only 19% of severe vulnerabilities in the previous five years.


C++ is likewise coming under secure programming languages. Over the most recent five years, the high seriousness vulnerabilities are 36% by and large, yet the quantity of vulnerabilities found is very less. The per the report, they have only discovered two vulnerabilities in this language such as Buffer Errors (CWE-119) and Validation Issues (CWE-20).


Sometime in the past Python reached a top as far as vulnerabilities; however, at this point has improved a great deal. Info Validation (CWE-20, Permissions, Privileges and Access Control (CWE-264), Information Leak/Disclosure (CWE-200) and Cross-Site Scripting (CWE-79) are a portion of the ruling vulnerabilities in Python. This language has the most minimal (average 15%) high seriousness vulnerabilities over the most recent five years.


Being one of the most popular programming languages, JavaScript saw a continuous increase in the number of vulnerabilities over the most recent ten years. Taking about higher seriousness vulnerabilities, they are 31% of all things considered over the most recent five years. The most common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs) in JavaScript are Path Traversal (Cwe-22) and Cryptographic Issues (CWE-310).


Another prominent language Java is additionally facing a steady ascent in the number of vulnerabilities since 2016. On the off chance that you take a gander at the details, they were almost multiplied in 2018 as compared to 2017. The high seriousness vulnerabilities are 19% by and towering over the most recent five years which is likewise decreasing since 2015.


PHP has the most significant number of vulnerabilities among every one of the languages. It's the only language with SQL Injection (CWE-89) helplessness which had been ascending in 2017 and 2018. Another common defencelessness associated with PHP is Cross-Site scripting (CWE-79). The average high seriousness vulnerabilities throughout the most recent five years are 16%, very consistent after a sharp decline in 2017.


C, being the mother of all programming languages account for over half of all the revealed open source vulnerabilities since 2019. Other than weaknesses, it additionally has a high number of memory corruption issues like Buffer Errors (CWE-119). The top seriousness vulnerabilities over the most recent five years are 26% by and large, considering a remarkable spike in 2017.

Last Words

I trust you discovered this rundown helpful and will presently observe the programming languages additionally from the security aspects. Be that as it may, I propose you don't keep running behind finding the most secure word instead focus on the most proficient method to compose code most safely in your very own favoured style.


About Author: Mohammad Imran Khan

Mohammad Imran Khan is a writer by the mind learner by the heart. A writer by day and a reader by night, and a technology enthusiast. He loves walking barefoot along sandy beaches (when there are no sharp shells!), double scoops of strawberry ice-cream with choc sprinkles, and devouring great books. Die-hard lover of chocolates, novels, and adventures, his aim is to write a novel based on his own life.

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