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Which African Countries Have the Best Developers? Hint: One of Them Starts with N & Ends with A.

If you couldn’t figure out that hint, I am judging your high school
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A California-based HackerRank has published a study showing which countries have the best developers. In case you are wondering, HackerRank is a free coding practice website that allows developers to hone their coding skills by solving challenges.
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Like I earlier stated, the report showed the countries that have the best developers, including — African countries.
It would interest you to note that Nigeria made the list ranking 48 in the table.  Other African countries include Egypt(42) and South Africa (43).
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The report also showed which countries produce the best developers in a particular skill area.
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From the chart above, Nigeria did quite well in one skill area – Ruby.
Another insight from the report which might now augur well with many Nigerians is the report showing which countries are more likely than the rest to take a test in a skill set. As seen from the chart, Nigeria would “unusually likely” participate in Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, and functional programming.
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I refuse to believe that Nigerians would unlikely be interested in Mathematics.?
Meanwhile, China being on top doesn’t surprise me in the least.

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9 comments on “Which African Countries Have the Best Developers? Hint: One of Them Starts with N & Ends with A.

  1. Adeniji Micheal says:

    Nigeria… Where is USA ??

    1. KingAbsolute says:

      USA is 23rd

  2. Victor Molokwu says:

    Feels good that irrespective of all the challenges et all, Nigeria always finds small ways to impress…
    Misstechy Biko kedu ife bu “Ruby”?

    1. Kay says:

      Ruby is one language like that which wants to be like python, but can never be python ?
      Twitter and Soundcloud use ruby.

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, NIGERIA IS A GOOD COUNTRY IRRESPECTIVE OF WHATEVER WE ARE FACING. TECH WISE, WE CAN RISE TO ANY LEVEL AVAILABLE TO RISE TO. KUDOS TO EVERYONE CONCERNED ABOUT THE TECH GROWTH OF ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC COUNTRIES OF THIS WORLD..

  4. Kay says:

    Jp had to be king of AI ?

  5. KingAbsolute says:

    Not surprising because I’ve witnessed many developers in this country and many students too, I was impressed.
    The young are thriving to make Nigeria better but the old won’t let them.

  6. emenike says:

    how about javascript? where does nigeria stand

  7. Nancee says:

    Hello Tobi, loving what you did; with the site, Been a while though. The women who rule section certainly caught my attention. Thumbs up.

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