Python, C and Java all compete for the most popular programming language in new poll

The TIOBE index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. Back in 2001, the top 3 of the first TIOBE index were Java, C, and C++. Today’s story looks strikingly similar.

The first 3 programming languages are C, Java, and Python now. It is interesting to see that these 3 languages are getting closer than ever before. The difference between C and Python is only 0.67%. This means that the next few months will be exciting. What language is going to win this battle? Python seems to have the best chances to become number 1, thanks to its market leadership in the booming field of data mining and artificial intelligence.

Other interesting moves this month are: C++ is gaining more than 0.5% and is getting closer to the top 3, the Go language goes from position #20 to position #13, Rust from #30 to #27, TypeScript from #45 to #37, and Haskell from #49 to #39.

See the entire list of results and analysis on the TIOBE website.


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