Developers: The most popular, and fastest declining, programming languages
TIOBE's monthly index of programming language popularity is a miniature entry into the development world, and the biggest surprise in July is the R status.
A monthly index of popular programming languages found that the statistical programming language R is fast gaining over Python, and several other languages have made great strides since the same time last year.
Compiled by the automated QA software company TIOBE, the monthly list runs programming languages by demand based on the number of search engines returned by each language. TIOBE states that the index is not just "about the preferred programming language or the language in which most lines of code were written," only which is currently moving at the top ranking on various search engines worldwide.
The biggest surprise on the July index is a popular increase in the R programming language, which is commonly used in statistical and big data applications. R rose one place to eighth in July, but its comparison to 2022 is where the real surprise is: It was in 20th place at the same time last year.
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TIOBE CEO Paul Jansen cites two reasons why R could become increasingly popular:
- Universities and research institutes have moved away from commercial statistical languages like SAS and Stata to favor open source languages Python and R.
- The increase in analyzes used to detect COVID-19 vaccine.
What the TIOBE index can tell developers
If Jansen 's latest statement about R' s rise is correct, developers may not want to immediately jump to R learning; the popularity could continue if COVID-19 vaccine is detected (and when) data levels return to normal, allowing Python to continue to grow as the most widely used statistical programming language. enjoyed.
TechRepublic's sister site ZDNet said the exact reasons for the R jump in the rankings are still unclear, with even top R evangelists unsure that TIOBE justification is true.
As well as messing around R, the TIOBE index can be a great tool for developers. According to TIOBE, the index allows developers to "check if your programming skills are still up to date or make a strategic decision as to which programming language to use when starting out. has built a new software system. "
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The last 10 languages, on the other hand, have moved a lot. The most popular winners between July 2022 and July 2022 Go, who jumped from 16th to 12th place, are Perl, jumping from No. 19 to No. 14, Scratch, which from No. 30 to No. 17, Rust, moved from No. 33 to No. 18, and PL / SQL, which moved from No. 23 to No. 19.
Ruby dropped the most, moving from 11th to 16th, and SQL, MATLAB, and Language Slipped down the list as well.