Friday, January 11, 2008

TIOBE declares Python as programming language of 2007!

The TIOBE Programming Community index gives an indication of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the world-wide availability of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and YouTube are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here.

Jan 2008
Jan 2007
Delta in PositionProgramming LanguageRatings
Jan 2008
Jan 2007
11Java20.849%+1.69% A
22C13.916%-1.89% A
34 (Visual) Basic10.963%+1.84% A
45 PHP9.195%+1.25% A
53 C++8.730%-1.70% A
68 Python5.538%+2.04% A
76 Perl5.247%-0.99% A
87 C#4.856%+1.34% A
912 Delphi3.335%+1.00% A
109 JavaScript3.203%+0.36% A
1110 Ruby2.345%-0.17% A
1213 PL/SQL1.230%-0.34% A
1311 SAS1.204%-1.14% A
1414D1.172%-0.16% A
1518 COBOL0.932%+0.30% A
1646 Lua0.579%+0.48% A--
1722 FoxPro/xBase0.506%+0.05% B
1819 Pascal0.456%-0.11% B
1916 Lisp/Scheme0.413%-0.26% A--
2027 Logo0.386%+0.07% B

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