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Java, C Drop in Tiobe Popularity Rankings

Friday Aug 4th 2017 by Developer.com Staff

The two languages are the least popular they have ever been.

In the latest update to the Tiobe index of programming language popularity, Java and C remain the two most popular languages, but their ratings have dropped to their lowest point ever. Java had a 12.961 percent rating, six percentage points lower than a year ago, and C got a 6.477 percent rating, nearly five points lower than last year.

Another noteworthy change on the list was that Crystal, a Ruby variant, jumped from 60th to 32nd between July and August.

The top ten included the following:

  1. Java (12.961 percent share)
  2. C (6.477)
  3. C++ (5.55)
  4. C# (4.195)
  5. Python (3.692)
  6. Visual Basic .Net (2.569)
  7. PHP (2.293)
  8. JavaScript (2.098)
  9. Perl (1.995)
  10. Ruby (1.965)

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