The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2020 #Programming @redmonk
Redmonk continues the work originally performed by Drew Conway and John Myles White in ranking programming languages as to popularity. The above plot can be difficult to parse even at full size, so here are the numerical rankings.
the drop of C++ (6) by one spot is overshadowed by the rise of Ruby from #8 to #7.
We are often asked about the reasons that particular languages rise or fall in usage, and there are several patterns that have tended to correlate with increased (or decreased) usage. One of those is versatility. Like the language it tied with in this run, Java, Python has continued to find a role for itself in new workloads and use cases, even as it faces more specialized competition in these arenas. This, as much as the language’s general accessibility and ease of use, is one of the most important factors in Python’s ability to not merely survive, but thrive.
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