Top 10 programming languages for 2016

The Tiobe Index for January 2016 shows that Java is the top programming language.

The 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 worldwide, courses, and third party vendors,” said Tiobe.

“Search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.”

The table below details the top 10 languages, according to Tiobe.

Top programming languages – January 2016
Language Rating
Java 21.4%
C 16%
C++ 6.9%
C# 4.7%
Python 3.8%
PHP 2.7%
Visial Basic .NET 2.5%
JavaScript 2.5%
Assembly language 2%
Ruby 2%

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