TIOBE Index for April 2017

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 moved up sightly, but the big news is the PHP replacement language called Hack.

The TIOBE Top 10 for this month:

Apr 2017 Apr 2016 Change Programming Language Ratings Change
1 1 Java 15.568% -5.28%
2 2 C 6.966% -6.94%
3 3 C++ 4.554% -1.36%
4 4 C# 3.579% -0.22%
5 5 Python 3.457% +0.13%
6 6 PHP 3.376% +0.38%
7 10 change Visual Basic .NET 3.251% +0.98%
8 7 change JavaScript 2.851% +0.28%
9 11 change Delphi/Object Pascal 2.816% +0.60%
10 8 change Perl 2.413% -0.11%

Read the entire results at this site.

Open-Source Typeface “Hack” for Viewing Source Code

The open-source Hack font is characterized by a large x-height, wide aperture, and low contrast design in order to be “highly legible” at common coding text sizes. The typeface now comes with four font styles: Regular, Bold, Oblique, and Bold Oblique. Its designed for use in the 8px-12px range on modern desktop and laptop monitors. Hack’s roots are in the libre, open source typeface community, and the project expands upon the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects.  Chris Simpkins has been working on the project throughout 2015, and he tweeted that this latest version includes “new open type features, changes in weights, significant changes in spacing, Powerline glyphs, and more.”

You can read more about this free font here.