TIOBE Index for May 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 Ruby has jumped from 15th last year to 8th this year. Java is still in the number 1 spot. Objective-C, Visual Basic .NET, R, and MATHLAB have all lost territory from last year.

The TIOBE Top 10 for this month:

May 2016 May 2015 Change Programming Language Ratings Change
1 1 Java 20.956% +4.09%
2 2 C 13.223% -3.62%
3 3 C++ 6.698% -1.18%
4 5 change C# 4.481% -0.78%
5 6 change Python 3.789% +0.06%
6 9 change PHP 2.992% +0.27%
7 7 JavaScript 2.340% -0.79%
8 15 change Ruby 2.338% +1.07%
9 11 change Perl 2.326% +0.51%
10 8 change Visual Basic .NET 2.325% -0.64%

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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