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TIOBE Index for January 2024: Top 10 Popular Programming Languages

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The Global TIOBE Index is a widely cited indicator of the popularity of programming languages. It’s based on the number of skilled engineers, courses, and third-party vendors worldwide. Search engines, including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, and Baidu, are used to calculate the ratings. The index aims to measure the popularity of languages in terms of the number of lines of code written, the number of projects utilizing them, and general web activity related to the languages.

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A few things to note about the TIOBE Language Index:

  1. Not a Measure of the Best Coding Language: The index doesn’t aim to say which language is objectively the best or most suitable for a given task.
  2. Not a Measure of Code Quality or Performance: It doesn’t measure the efficiency or quality of code written in different languages.
  3. Based on Web Searches: Since it’s based on search engine results, it can give a general sense of the languages that developers are currently interested in or having discussions about.

The TIOBE Index is updated monthly, and it’s often used by developers, businesses, and educational institutions to gauge which languages are currently in demand. It can be a useful tool for professionals looking to upskill or transition to a new development area.

Why do I trust these indicators? Firstly, it is a thorough scientific approach that does not give a chance for manipulation, and secondly, this index fit with actual trends in programming.

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Top 10 programming languages in January 2024

Scratch broke into the top ten, which is an expected result after its steady growth over the past year. Fortran is getting closer to the top 10 as it has many supporters in universities.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. PHP
  8. Visual Basic
  9. SQL
  10. Scratch ⬆️

Top 10 programming languages in December 2023

C# is poised to be the programming language of the year for 2023, showing a promising increase of +2.38% in popularity over the past year.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. PHP
  8. Visual Basic
  9. SQL
  10. Assembly language

Top 10 programming languages in November 2023

The changes are minor: Visual Basic continues to fall, so PHP has moved up one place, Kotlin’s popularity continues to rise, moving up from 18th to 15th place on the TIOBE index with a current rating of 1.15%. Given its modern features and growing adoption, Kotlin has the potential to enter the top 10 rankings.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. PHP
  8. Visual Basic
  9. SQL
  10. Assembly language

Top 10 programming languages in October 2023

The gap between C# and Java is currently at its smallest. If trends continue, C# will overtake Java in two months. Java’s decreasing popularity is due to Oracle’s paid licensing after Java 8 and competition from Kotlin. Meanwhile, Microsoft made C# free and open source, boosting its adoption.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. Visual Basic
  8. PHP
  9. SQL
  10. Assembly language

Top 10 programming languages in September 2023

We note that PHP has moved down 1 step.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. Visual Basic
  8. SQL
  9. PHP
  10. Assembly language

Top 10 programming languages in August 2023

The stalwarts, Python, C, and C++, continued their dominance from July to August. However, the month witnessed Julia’s debut at #20, a commendable feat for this budding language.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. Visual Basic
  8. PHP
  9. SQL
  10. Assembly language

  1. Julia

Top 10 programming languages in July 2023

Jansen noted the rise of C++ to the third position in the TIOBE index a few months prior, displacing Java.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. JavaScript
  7. Visual Basic
  8. SQL
  9. PHP
  10. MATLAB

Top 10 programming languages in June 2023

The AI surge’s influence on the TIOBE index was evident by June. Jansen speculated on Python’s longevity, especially with tools like ChatGPT, predominantly written in Python, gaining traction.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. Visual Basic
  7. JavaScript
  8. PHP
  9. SQL
  10. Assembly language

Top 10 programming languages in May 2023

The TIOBE index’s top 10 saw minimal fluctuations, with leading languages retaining their ranks.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. Java
  4. C++
  5. C#
  6. Visual Basic
  7. JavaScript
  8. PHP
  9. SQL
  10. Assembly language

Top 10 programming languages in April 2023

Python persisted as the front-runner in April’s TIOBE list. Remarkably, Zig, originating from Google and devised as a C and C++ alternative, broke into the top 50, showcasing its prowess in big data projects.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. Java
  4. C++
  5. C#
  6. Visual Basic
  7. JavaScript
  8. SQL
  9. PHP
  10. Go

Best 10 programming languages in March 2023

Python clinched the top spot in March’s TIOBE index. The emergence of Go, backed by Google, stirred the rankings as it clinched the tenth place.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. Java
  4. C++
  5. C#
  6. Visual Basic
  7. JavaScript
  8. SQL
  9. PHP
  10. Go

Top 10 coding languages in February 2023

February’s champions were Python and C. C++ clinched the third spot, recording an impressive 5.93% YoY growth, significantly overshadowing the average 1% YoY growth of its peers.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. Visual Basic
  7. JavaScript
  8. SQL
  9. Assembly language
  10. PHP

Top 10 programming languages in January 2023

TIOBE crowned C++ as the most popular language of 2022. Jansen attributed C++’s surge to its stellar performance, robustness in managing extensive software systems, and its advanced object-oriented capabilities.

  1. Python
  2. C
  3. C++
  4. Java
  5. C#
  6. Visual Basic
  7. JavaScript
  8. SQL
  9. Assembly language
  10. PHP
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  1. Bartholome Brown

    2024-01-22 at 10:19

    The TIOBE Index offers a fascinating snapshot of programming language popularity and trends. It’s an invaluable resource for developers and businesses to understand the shifting landscape and make informed decisions in technology adoption.

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