Most popular programming languages – Python leaps ahead

According to the TIOBE Programming Community Index, as of February 2011, Python has just overtaken PHP as the 4th most popular programming language. That’s a big jump from 7th this time last year. It’s now just spitting distance behind C++, but has some way to go to catch up to C and Java. Yay for Python, my favourite language!

Here’s the obligatory graph:

Interestingly, C# on position #6 is catching up to PHP slowly, and might pass it soon.

Java, C and C++, though still very popular, seem to be declining steadily. Perl and Visual Basic seem doomed to obscurity. Good riddance. Ugh.

And check out how Object-C came out of nowhere, a result of the blossoming of the iPhone market.

3 thoughts on “Most popular programming languages – Python leaps ahead”

  1. Unfortunately Python has slipped down to 8th now a year later :-( :-(
    I haven’t learned it myself, but I like what I’ve seen of the language. And I think it is the “best” out of the top ten (so far as you can claim anything is an overall “best”).

    I’m amazed/impressed how far up Logo has gone since last year.

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