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TOP 5 Tech Stack Of 2020 In Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City


At the end of every year, we aggregated all information to see which top programming languages are in-demand with employers in the two biggest cities in Vietnam. But there are some differences between these two biggest cities in Vietnam, and in this article, we’ll find out the difference between the two big cities in the IT industry.

Top 5 tech stack are popular the most in Hanoi

Hanoi, with a long over thousand years of history. So, when talks about the IT industry, you’ll see that almost IT company in Hanoi working with an “Old but gold” tech stack like:

1.1) Java

An old-school object-oriented programming (OOP) language released in 1995, java stack is used in many applications and web development is still popular now.

Java can use to build a server for a website, android apps, windows apps

Figure 1. Java can use to build a server for a website, android apps, windows apps

1.2) .NET

Was first released back in 2002 by Microsoft, this specified tech slack was used mainly to create apps for the Windows operating system.

1.3) ReactJS

This is a pretty young tech stack, ReactJS is flexible, it can build a website and mobile apps

1.4) PHP

We can’t build a functional website without PHP, after 25 years since the release day, PHP is still the most used server-side programming language

1.5) Android - Java

Was the only main language to create android apps because they want to make use of the popularity of Java.

How are the Top 5 tech stack in Ho Chi Minh City:

Ho Chi Minh City, with a young and dynamic workforce, you can find the best team in the newest technology trends. There is a top tech stack you’ll find here:

2.1) Node.js

Node.js is a platform based on JavaScript, it has multiple applications, from server-side to mobile applications,... Nowadays, this platform is chosen to operate web-server or many big companies like LinkedIn, Netflix, Medium, NASA,...

With lots of compatibilities, Node.js will soon outtake Java in the future

Figure 2. With lots of compatibilities, Node.js will soon outtake Java in the future

2.2) iOS - Swift

Just released by Apple in 2014, Swift has lots of benefits when compared with Objective C - the only programming language to develop IOS apps. With a massive of Iphones, Ipad and the most recent, a Macbook with M1 chips (which can runs IOS apps native), the market will definitely demand more Swift developer

2.3) Android - Kotlin

It was released back in 2011, and from that till now, the developer can both use Java and Kotlin. Kotlin is easier to learn and less complex about structure and operation, so, the young coder prefers to learn Kotlin over Java in Ho Chi Minh City.

Finally, ReactJS and Java are still the common tech stack in both Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, and that’s easy to know because they’re the most flexible platforms and reliable.


Based on JT1’s Report of 2020 about the IT market, we can see that the mobile and web tech stack still trending in both Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. But when we take a good look, Ho Chi Minh prefers a new programming language, and Hanoi wants to continue to develop with the best Tech Stack they have.


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