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Programming Language Popularity

November 30th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Another contribution to our programming language discussion:

Language popularity for November 2011:

Position
Nov 2011
Position
Nov 2010
Delta in Position Programming Language Ratings
Nov 2011
Delta
Nov 2010
Status
1 1 Java 17.874% -0.63%   A
2 2 C 17.322% +0.61%   A
3 3 C++ 8.084% -1.41%   A
4 5 C# 7.319% +1.61%   A
5 4 PHP 6.096% -1.72%   A
6 8 Objective-C 5.983% +2.79%   A
7 7 (Visual) Basic 5.041% -0.43%   A
8 6 Python 3.617% -2.06%   A
9 11 JavaScript 2.565% +0.90%   A
10 9 Perl 2.078% -0.39%   A
11 10 Ruby 1.502% -0.40%   A
12 20 PL/SQL 1.438% +0.78%   A
13 13 Lisp 1.182% +0.09%   A
14 15 Pascal 0.991% +0.21%   A
15 21 MATLAB 0.955% +0.32%   A–
16 12 Delphi/Object Pascal 0.872% -0.77%   A
17 23 ABAP 0.847% +0.25%   A–
18 22 Lua 0.635% +0.02%   A-
19 16 Ada 0.622% -0.07%   B
20 19 RPG (OS/400) 0.620% -0.04%   B

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  1. jens
    December 2nd, 2011 at 04:50 | #1

    “Don’t trust any statistics you didn’t make up yourself”, especially when you use search engines to produce the statistics!

  2. December 2nd, 2011 at 09:39 | #2

    There are two points in your argument that I do not agree with. The first one is Nazi propaganda. Sorry for fulfilling Godwin’s law so early, but the statement you quoted was wrongly attributed to Winston Churchill by Josef Goebbels. See http://www.statistik.baden-wuerttemberg.de/Veroeffentl/Monatshefte/PDF/Beitrag04_11_11.pdf for details.

    Regarding the second issue, I did not make up the statistics I posted. Quite the contrary, I copied them and cited my sources. If you have any better ones, feel free to post them. If you have any better ideas of how to capture world wide programming language use without resorting to search engine statistics, feel free to suggest them to the people at Tiobe.

    Search engine statistics are used in a variety of fields, perhaps most significantly in the prediction of flu trends on the details of which I refer you to this arcticle in “nature”: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v457/n7232/full/nature07634.html. The results can be seen at http://www.google.org/flutrends. True, the data gathered there is not always accurate, but it is arguably the best data available on global flu activity that we have. Isn’t that something?

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