This programming language is at an all-time low

The TIOBE Index for August 2016 shows that the C language is at an all-time low in its ranking system.

25 search engines are used to calculate the TIOBE index. The search engines are the 25 highest-ranked websites in Alexa that meet a set of conditions.

“The C programming language has a score of 11.303%, which is its lowest score ever since we started the TIOBE index back in 2001,” it said.

The group said that besides C not evolving like other languages, no big companies are publicly promoting the language.

“Oracle supports Java, Microsoft supports C++, C#, and TypeScript, Google supports Java, Python, Go, Dart, and JavaScript, Apple promotes Swift and Objective-C, but none of them supports C publicly.”

The rankings for August 2016 are detailed below.

Programming Language Aug-16 Aug-15 Ratings Change
Java 1 1 19.01% -0.26%
C 2 2 11.30% -3.43%
C++ 3 3 5.80% -1.94%
C# 4 4 4.91% 0.07%
Python 5 5 4.40% 0.34%
PHP 6 7 3.17% 0.44%
JavaScript 7 9 2.71% 0.54%
Visual Basic .NET 8 8 2.52% -0.19%
Perl 9 10 2.51% 0.39%
Assembly language 10 12 2.36% 0.60%
Delphi/Object Pascal 11 14 2.28% 0.87%
Ruby 12 13 2.28% 0.86%
Visual Basic 13 11 2.05% 0.26%
Swift 14 17 1.98% 0.80%
Objective-C 15 6 1.88% -1.31%
Groovy 16 37 1.64% 1.27%
R 17 20 1.61% 0.60%
MATLAB 18 15 1.54% 0.31%
PL/SQL 19 19 1.35% 0.21%
Go 20 95 1.27% 1.19%

More on software

Beware of Windows Update ransomware

Opera web sync hack

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments

Recommended

Share this article
This programming language is at an all-time low