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Programming Language of the Year

The TIOBE programming language of the year, aka the language with the most ranking points in 2018, is Python. The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages, updated monthly.

Programming Language of the Year

Python joins C, C++ and Java as one of the top languages consistently in the top 5 programming languages year after year. According to TIOBE, Python is the most frequently taught first language at universities, number one in the statistical domain, number one in AI programming, number one in scripting and number one in writing system tests. Additionally, Python is leading in web programming and scientific computing. 

Other interesting moves to note in the TIOBE index of 2018 are MATLAB (#18 to #11), Kotlin (#39 to #31), Rust (#46 to #33), Julia (#47 to #37) and TypeScript (#167 to #49). The following languages had a hard time in 2018: Ruby (#11 to #18), Erlang (#23 to #50), F# (#40 to #64) and Alice (#26 to #66). 

Programming Language Winners in the Last Five Years

  • 2018 - Python
  • 2017 - C
  • 2016 - Go
  • 2015 - Java
  • 2014 - JavaScript

Top 10 Languages in January 2019

  • Java
  • C
  • Python
  • C++
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Objective-C
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