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Top 10 Most Popular Programming Languages

What are the 10 most popular programming languages in the world? How has the popularity of Java, Python, C and others evolved over the last 16 years? In this new artcile we will see the evolution of the popularity of top 10 programming languages from 2004 to October 2020. The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google.

Most Popular Programming Languages

According to the latest available data Python is the most popular language in the world. In fact, this programming language has a data equal to. 31.02% of the searches on google. It follows behind Python Java with 16.38% and JavaScript with 8.41%. Python is growing compared to September by +2.2% total. Java instead in the same period lost -2.8%. Among the top 10 programming languages there are also C#, PHP, C/C++, R. Closes the top 10 of October Objective-C with 3.48%, Swift and TypeScript with 1.9%.

The evolution of Python, Java and others over time

In the first years taken as reference, 2004 and 2015, Python was not yet in first place, on the contrary! Java was in first place, in 2004, with over 30%. Until February 2016, this programming language never fell below 25% of the total. This is a different matter for PHP, second for many years, which was overtaken by Python in November 2015. From then on Python continued to climb until it reached first place in April 2018. Druante this month in fact Python has exceeded 22 percentage points overtaking Java that over time has fallen. Among the other programming languages it is interesting to note that Matlab is constantly between 2 and 3.5% (except in recent months where it fell below 2%).

Links and sources

The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google. Data source: http://pypl.github.io/PYPL.html.

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