Python stretches lead in language popularity index


Python has its largest lead ever in Tiobe’s monthly index of programming language popularity, having jumped ahead of second-place C language by nearly 4.5 percentage points.

Published yesterday, the Tiobe Programming Community Index of language popularity for March 2024 saw Python once again leading the index that C and Java once dominated. Python first topped the Tiobe index in October 2021. Elsewhere in the index, Scratch re-entered the top 10 and Rust climbed to 17th. Rust was 19th one year ago.

The Tiobe index ranks programming languages based on the number of engineers, courses, and third-party vendors, which are measured using Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Bing, and other websites.

The Tiobe index’s top 10 languages in March 2024:

  1. Python, with a 15.63% rating.
  2. C, 11.17%
  3. C++, 10.7%
  4. Java, 8.95%
  5. C#, 7.54%
  6. JavaScript, 3.38%
  7. SQL, 1.92%
  8. Go, 1.56%
  9. Scratch, 1.46%
  10. Visual Basic, 1.42%

The rival Pypl Popularity of Programming Language Index assesses ranks languages based on how often language tutorials are searched in Google. The Pypl index’s top 10 for March 2024:

  1. Python, a 28.59% share
  2. Java, 15.79%
  3. JavaScript, 8.7%
  4. C#, 6.77%
  5. C/C++, 6.76%
  6. R, 4.71%
  7. PHP, 4.5%
  8. TypeScript, 2.86%
  9. Swift, 2.74%
  10. Objective-C, 2.4%

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