“The biggest mover of 2014”
Java hits a ten-year low
Early in 2014, Java’s steady second was threatened by the steady rise of Objective-C, only to be saved by the arrival of Objective-C alternative Swift. And although Java has held its own, there is an undeniably downward trajectory. Mid 2014 saw the lowest Java language rating since the sudden rise of Python in 2004 according TIOBE’s index (below). However, TIOBE speculates that 2015 will prove good for both Java and Swift as the mobile area continues to expand.
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2014 was an exciting year for the second most popular language. The introduction of lambas in Java 8 gave Java part of its mojo back. News of planned Java 9 features coincided with a rise in Java’s popularity, however the current list of features has been received with little enthusiasm by much of the Java community.