IDG Contributor Network: The 20 most popular programming languages in 2017


20 most popular programming languages in 2017

Developers have been blessed with a variety of programming languages to choose from over the years. But which ones are currently the most popular with developers?

The Tiobe site has a helpful list of the most popular programming languages in 2017:

The Tiobe Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.

It is important to note that the Tiobe index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

20. Scratch

19. Objective-C

18. PL/SQL


16. Visual Basic

15. R

14. Go

13. Assembly language

12. Swift

11. Ruby

10. Perl

9. Delphi/Object Pascal

8. Visual Basic .NET

7. JavaScript

6. PHP

5. Python

4. C#

3. C++

2. C

1. Java

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