Python continues to be on TOP of the Tiobe programming community index, which ranks the popularity of programming languages. The scripting language gained another 2% this month. It is now at an all-time high of 15.42% market share.
The only exception where the programming language is not used as much is embedded systems (safety critical), as Python is dynamically typed and too slow. This is why C and C++ are currently gaining popularity. Looking at the rest of the TIOBE index, not much has happened in the last month.
Swift and PHP swapped places again at position 10, Rust moved closer to the Top 20, Kotlin returned to the top 30, and Google’s new language Carbon entered the TIOBE index at position 192. – Paul Jansen, CEO of TIOBE Software.
The TIOBE Programming Community Index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. Rankings are based on the number of qualified engineers worldwide, courses and vendors. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which the most lines of code are written.
The index can be used to test programming skills or to make a strategic decision about what language to use when starting to build a new software system.