Top 10 programming languages
Is Google’s language Dart on the rise? Who is ruling the Tiobe and PyPI charts this month? Read on to find out.
Let’s have a look at the Tiobe index for the month of October. What’s interesting about this list is that Google’s web language Dart has risen in the ranking of programming languages, entering the top 20 for the first time.
In October 2013 the relatively unheard of Dart was listed at number 81 in the Tiobe rankings. However, this year, Dart has risen to a remarkable 17 in the index. This jump only serves to highlight the popularity of Google’s programming languages
The Dart trend
Tiobe commented that Dart was first approached with caution by the broader community. The fact that users had to work with Chrome because no other browser supported Dart, acted as a deterrent. People seem to have come around to this idea though as Chrome is still the only browser that Dart is compatible with.
An external reason for the leap forward may also be due to the publication of Dart version 1.0 in November 2013 and currently, version 1.6.0 is on offer. Whether this actually emerges as a trend, remains to be seen. Similar movements forward would then have been in other rankings, as PyPl, RedMonk or GitHut observed.
On Tiobe Java holds tight in second place but it tops the charts on the PyPl index. The accuracy of such rankings is underlined by PyPl team’s remark, which highlights that Tiobe criteria for the search ” Language + programming” is not particularly meaningful.
For example, a search for “Objective- C programming” will provide a result of over 20 million web pages but if you search for ” C programming” you get only 11 million hits. This raises the question of who actually visited these countless Objective-C sites?
PyPl began to criticise the downwards curve of Java in the Tiobe-Index. PyPl uses the search for “Language + Tutorial” in its ranking. It was observed that over the years the total search volume of language tutorials have been reduced. The proportion of the searches for “Java Tutorial” terms, compared to other languages has been stable since 2004.
Tiobe versus PyPl
Compare the Top 10 lists of Tiobe and PyPl for October 2014.