The ascendancy of Python masks a serious question: where are all the other scripting languages? According to the TIOBE Index for November 2017, other dynamically typed languages like Perl, PHP, and Ruby may be on a gentle decline.
Whilst certain popularity stats may have you believe the language is tottering towards its dotage, a little probing reveals that things are very much alive beneath the surface.
Relatively stable year makes Transact-SQL TIOBE programming language award winner.
Increasing language fragmentation is biggest threat to Javas future, but its still riding high according to the latest rankings
It may have been displaced on the TIOBE index, but we argue that its far too early to write Java off.