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Ruby, Groovy post surprise gains in popularity

Paul Krill | March 7, 2016
The Tiobe index author isn't convinced these are long-term gains, though, pointing out earlier high rankings that have since faltered

In his report accompanying the index, Jansen said the top 10 languages today are the same ones from 10 years ago. "The only difference is that Visual Basic, PHP, and Perl swapped places within the top 10 with more modern languages C#, Python, and JavaScript. Yes, Objective-C entered the top 10 during these 10 years and even reached a top 3 position, but it vanished again quickly after Apple's announcement to replace Objective-C by Swift."

Most of the top 10 languages borrow features from each other in order to survive, he said. "For instance C++11 adopts type inference, range-based for loops, and lambda functions and expressions; PHP 7 adopts anonymous classes and the null coalescing operator; C# 6 adopts expression bodies, null-conditional operators, and string interpolation."

Source: Infoworld 


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