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Java and C Trade Places

Java Back at Number One on TIOBE Community Index

Jessica Thornsby

Java and C change places on TIOBE index.

Java is back on the top spot!

TIOBE have published the June edition of their Programming Community Index, and Java has traded places with C to resume its place at number one.

In April 2010, C overtook Javaa fact which TIOBE attributed to “the decline of its competitor Java,” noting that C has hovered around the same level of popularity, for the past few years. The TIOBE report also claimed that, not only was Java no longer top dog in the Community Index, but it was also losing ground to the new programming languages for the JVM.

However, Dalibor Topic has questioned whether these sorts of figures mean anything at all, noting that after the “TIOBE confirms it, Java is dying” message of April 2010, TIOBE now appears to be confirming that the opposite is true.

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