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TIOBE Programming Community Index for March 2013

Ruby has taken over the ninth position of Perl. Thanks to this Ruby is now the third interpreted programming language that leaves Perl behind. The other two are PHP and Python. Is Perl on its way out of the top 10? Time will tell.

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu 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.

Position
Mar 2013
Position
Mar 2012
Delta in Position Programming Language Ratings
Mar 2013
Delta
Mar 2012
Status
1 1 Java 18.156% +1.05% A
2 2 C 17.141% +0.05% A
3 5 Objective-C 10.230% +2.49% A
4 4 C++ 9.115% +1.07% A
5 3 C# 6.597% -1.65% A
6 6 PHP 4.809% -0.75% A
7 7 (Visual) Basic 4.607% +0.24% A
8 9 Python 4.388% +1.10% A
9 13 Ruby 2.150% +0.74% A
10 10 Perl 1.959% -0.74% A
11 8 JavaScript 1.370% -2.02% A
12 48 Bash 1.009% +0.78% A-
13 15 Lisp 0.942% +0.02% A
14 12 PL/SQL 0.921% -0.50% A–
15 11 Delphi/Object Pascal 0.889% -0.84% A
16 16 Visual Basic .NET 0.888% +0.10% A
17 14 Transact-SQL 0.836% -0.09% A-
18 17 Pascal 0.697% -0.07% A–
19 21 Lua 0.697% +0.17% B
20 26 Assembly 0.633% +0.21% B

Programming Community Index for June 2012

June Headline: Haskell is rapidly approaching the top 20

Last month we asked ourselves the question what language could become the next big new programming language. We suggested several candidates such as Scala, Erlang and Clojure. Clearly, the new thing was expected to come from the functional programming field. A functional language not explicitly mentioned was Haskell. And this month it was Haskell that jumped from #35 to #25. Looking at the TIOBE trend graph of Haskell (starting in 2003) it shows a constant rise, with peaks in 2006, 2010 and now in 2012. This certainly sounds promising.

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming  languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of  skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu 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.

Position Jun 2012 Position Jun 2011 Delta in Position Programming Language Ratings Jun 2012 Delta Jun 2011 Status
1 2 C 17.725% +1.45%   A
2 1 Java 16.265% -2.32%   A
3 3 C++ 9.358% -0.47%   A
4 7 Objective-C 9.094% +4.66%   A
5 4 C# 7.026% +0.18%   A
6 6 (Visual) Basic 6.047% +1.32%   A
7 5 PHP 5.287% -1.31%   A
8 8 Python 3.848% -0.05%   A
9 9 Perl 2.221% -0.09%   A
10 12 Ruby 1.683% +0.20%   A
11 11 JavaScript 1.474% -0.03%   A
12 29 Visual Basic .NET 1.216% +0.78%   A
13 13 Delphi/Object Pascal 1.150% +0.08%   A
14 14 Lisp 0.986% +0.05%   A
15 21 Logo 0.860% +0.31%   A-
16 15 Pascal 0.844% +0.11%   A
17 17 Transact-SQL 0.705% +0.05%   A
18 19 Ada 0.681% +0.08%   B
19 22 PL/SQL 0.637% +0.13%   A-
20 10 Lua 0.635% -1.40%   B

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.

Other programming languages

The complete top 50 of programming languages is listed below. This overview is  published unofficially, because it could be the case that we missed a language. If  you have the impression there is a programming language lacking.

Position Programming Language Ratings
21 Bash 0.622%
22 MATLAB 0.563%
23 Assembly 0.538%
24 SAS 0.534%
25 Haskell 0.532%
26 ABAP 0.476%
27 RPG (OS/400) 0.470%
28 COBOL 0.463%
29 Fortran 0.451%
30 R 0.438%
31 Scheme 0.421%
32 Scratch 0.339%
33 D 0.339%
34 Prolog 0.329%
35 NXT-G 0.329%
36 (Visual) FoxPro 0.265%
37 Erlang 0.257%
38 Awk 0.257%
39 Smalltalk 0.247%
40 APL 0.243%
41 Scala 0.234%
42 Forth 0.230%
43 ML 0.224%
44 Ladder Logic 0.209%
45 Max/MSP 0.199%
46 Alice 0.196%
47 ActionScript 0.189%
48 Algol 0.169%
49 CFML 0.165%
50 PowerShell 0.151%

The Next 50 Programming Languages

The following list of languages denotes #51 to #100. Since the differences are  relatively small, the programming languages are only listed (in alphabetical  order).

  • ABC, bc, Boo, C shell, cg, CHILL, CL (OS/400), Clean, Clojure, Cobra, cT, Curl, Dylan, Eiffel, Euphoria, F#, Factor, Gambas, Go, Groovy, Icon, Informix-4GL, J, JavaFX Script, JScript.NET, LabVIEW, Lingo, Magic, Modula-2, MUMPS, NATURAL, Oberon, OCaml, Occam, OpenCL, OpenEdge ABL, Oz, PL/I, Q, REXX, S, SPARK, Standard ML, SuperCollider, Tcl, VBScript, VHDL, X10, xBase, XSLT

Check this link:  TIOBE Programming Community Index
The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here.

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