TIOBE Index for March 2016

Have you seen the latest TIOBE rankings report?

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

This month Visual Basic .NET has stayed in the TIOBE index top 10, which is better than the 16th spot from this time last year. Java is still in the number 1 spot, and Ruby has shot up from 18th last year to number 10 this year. Assembly and Swift are also moving rapidly up the charts.

The TIOBE Top 10 for this month:

Mar 2016 Mar 2015 Change Programming Language Ratings Change
1 2 change Java 20.528% +4.95%
2 1 change C 14.600% -2.04%
3 4 change C++ 6.721% +0.09%
4 5 change C# 4.271% -0.65%
5 8 change Python 4.257% +1.64%
6 6 PHP 2.768% -1.23%
7 9 change Visual Basic .NET 2.561% +0.24%
8 7 change JavaScript 2.333% -1.30%
9 12 change Perl 2.251% +0.92%
10 18 change Ruby 2.238% +1.21%

You can see that Java is the 2015 Hall Of Fame winner because it had the highest rise in ratings in one year. This means the popularity of this language has increased. Read the entire results at this site.

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