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Monday, August 24, 2009

Check 2009 Programming Languages

If I have to evaluate programming language, I will check it against these criteria: support, ease of use, and flexibility.

For devtopics.com, programming languages' popularity is checked agains the following:
  • New applications written in the language
  • Existing applications written in the language
  • Developers that use the language primarily
  • Developers that use the language ever
  • Web searches
  • Available jobs that require skills in the language
  • Developers’ favorites
There are sites that rank programming languages. Tiobe.com for one has the results below for 2009.

Position
Aug 2009
Position
Aug 2008
Delta in PositionProgramming LanguageRatings
Aug 2009
Delta
Aug 2008
Status
1 1 Java 19.527% -2.04% A
2 2 C 17.220% +1.04% A
3 4 C++ 10.501% +0.44% A
4 5 PHP 9.390% +0.04% A
5 3 (Visual) Basic 8.486% -2.37% A
6 6 Python 4.489% -0.49% A
7 8 C# 4.443% +0.75% A
8 7 Perl 4.028% -0.67% A
9 10 JavaScript 2.812% -0.08% A
10 9 Ruby 2.490% -0.43% A
11 11 Delphi 2.337% -0.39% A
12 13 PL/SQL 0.982% +0.30% A
13 14 SAS 0.817% +0.27% A
14 27 RPG (OS/400) 0.752% +0.52% A
15 26 ABAP 0.739% +0.51% A
16 16 Pascal 0.675% +0.26% A-
17 12 D 0.662% -0.69% B
18 17 Lisp/Scheme 0.630% +0.25% B
19 41 Objective-C 0.612% +0.51% B
20 25 MATLAB 0.560% +0.32% B


For other ranking sites and their results , do check here.

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