The IT industry has one of the fastest growing and constantly changing environments, hence the software development world is also changing and improving but it seems that the top 3 of the most popular programming languages doesn’t change.
Paul Jansen, the CEO TIOBE Software noted:
“It is interesting to note that positions 9 and 10 in the TIOBE index are not as fixed as the top 8. Languages come and go. The last 12 months, these 2 positions were occupied by SQL, Assembly, R, Groovy, Go, and Swift. I am curious to know which of these languages will become a steady top 10 player.”
The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages with ratings based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines are used to calculate the ratings. 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.