TIOBE Programming Community Index for 2005

























Position Dec 2005
Position Dec 2004DeltaProgramming LanguageRatings Dec 2005Delta Dec 2004Status
12Java22.129%+5.80%A
21C19.632%+0.06%A
33C++11.026%-0.89%A
44PHP9.629%-1.76%A
55(Visual) Basic8.710%+0.54%A
66Perl7.393%-0.03%A
79C#3.310%+1.36%A
87Python2.678%-0.35%A
911JavaScript1.838%+0.24%A
108Delphi/Kylix1.426%-1.55%A
1112SAS1.117%-0.30%A
1210PL/SQL0.971%-0.75%A
1313COBOL0.741%-0.24%A
1416Lisp/Scheme0.658%+0.30%A-
1517VB.NET0.614%+0.03%A-
1615ABAP0.525%-0.21%B
1718Pascal0.516%-0.05%B
1820Ada0.484%+0.02%B
1919Fortran0.452%-0.05%B

The TIOBE index runs a bunch of internet queries (through google, et al) and posts the 'popularity'. I'm not surprised that C and C++ are becoming less popular, I haven't programmed in it in a long time and I'm an expert. If you look at the chart it looks more like people are intermingling C++ "C" since as C goes up C++ goes down (and vice-versa). Also, if you add up C and C++ you get it as the winner instead of Java. But that may not work since it's possible that we are double counting.
I'm surprised that Perl is still holding steady, I thought it would drop a lot more. JavaScript of course is rising rapidly and C# is too (not surprising in either case).
I suspect that Python may be eclipsed by JavaScript, but hopefully we'll see Perl, and VB drop down.
I'm not a big fan of Delphi so I'm happy to see it go down, but Pascal has gone up!? And Ada is rising? And FORTRAN and COBAL are holding steady? Ruby is down at position 26 after Awk! I suspect that'll go up soon as well.
I guess I'm happy that I'm pretty much an expert in the languages at positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 12.

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