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Python, C, Java Dominate July TIOBE Index of Popular Languages

Kelly Lee
Digital Content Specialist

Python won’t be builders’ most-loved language, however it dominates the newest replace to the TIOBE Index, which makes an attempt to rank the world’s hottest programming languages.

Python, C, Java, C++, and C# topped TIOBE’s rankings (sequentially) in July. “We don’t foresee any of the comparatively new and scorching languages equivalent to Rust, Dart, Kotlin, or TypeScript approaching the highest 20,” added a observe accompanying the information.

To find out its rankings, TIOBE leverages knowledge from quite a lot of aggregators and engines like google, together with Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Amazon. For a language to rank, it should be Turing full, have its personal Wikipedia entry, and earn greater than 5,000 hits for +”<language> programming” on Google. No, it isn’t essentially the most scientific technique of figuring out programming languages’ respective recognition, however it’s a great way to find out at a look which languages have “buzz.”

On condition that methodology, the most well-liked languages on the prime of TIOBE’s record (equivalent to Python, C, and Java) not often shift very a lot within the rankings. The motion is all additional down, the place languages equivalent to Swift, SQL, Goal-C, Go, and Ruby can shift a number of positions from month to month.

It’s attention-grabbing to check TIOBE’s month-to-month rankings to the newest Stack Overflow Developer Survey, which requested respondents about their most beloved and hated programming languages. Rust, Elixir, Clojure, TypeScript, and Julia topped the “most beloved” record (based mostly off knowledge from 71,467 builders), with Python in sixth place and different much-used languages (equivalent to C# and C++) a lot additional down.

After all, organizations all over the place don’t decide their tech stack solely on builders’ preferences. Java, JavaScript, Python, and all these older, widespread languages will proceed to endure for a few years to return, thanks largely to the sheer quantity of legacy code on the market.

All for truly studying Python? Begin off by heading to for its useful newbie’s information. When you’re a visible learner, Microsoft’s video sequence, “Python for Newcomers,” options dozens of quick classes (most beneath 5 minutes in size; none longer than 13 minutes) within the varied points of Python. From there, take into account tutorials from Datacamp (whose Introduction to Python course consists of 11 movies and 57 workout routines), Udemy (which provides quite a lot of free introduction programs, together with one for “absolute newbies”), and Codecademy.

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