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Most Popular Programming Languages

April 01, 2010 9:24 AM

What is the most popular language around the world? I think most programmers would guess it right. So, no prize for guessing – Java is the correct answer, according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index.

The TIOBE Programming Community collects the data on the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated every month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers across the globe, courses on programming skills and third party vendors. The popular search engines such as Google, MSN, Yahoo! And reference sites such as Wikipedia and YouTube are also used to calculate the ratings.

Here’s the list of most popular programming languages.

1. Java
2. C
3. PHP
4. C++
5. Visual basic
6. C#
7. Python
8. Perl
9. Delphi
10. Java Script

For those who are interested in knowing what the fastest growing languages are, this list may be quite helpful.

1. Objective C
2. Go
3. Fortran

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Anonymous said...

Glad I learned some Fortran and Matlab 10 years ago... Are you sure you had a representative group in your measurement?