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The TIOBE Index Movers and Shakers for December 2015

The last time we looked at this same Index was back in September 2015 where we were excited about our favorite languages C++ and Assembly Language having pushed their way up the TIOBE index and settling at 3rd and 11th positions respectively.

This December 2015 there are still some interesting things that will catch your attention of which will be the highlight here.

Who are the Biggest TIOBE Index Jumpers?

Again Assembly Language is the biggest jumper compared to this time last year climbing 21 spots to peak at position 11. This is followed by Ruby which jumped eight places to peak at position 10. Next is COBOL which Jumped 6 places to 20.

MATLAB and Python each jumped 4 spots to peak at positions 16 and 4 respectively.

On the other hand. Objective-C made the biggest drop losing 12 places to settle at position 15. Other big droppers are R and PL/SQL losing 6 and 5 places respectively. This puts R at position 18 and PL/SQL at position 19.

The top three spots remain the same since September even though in the last 12 months Java has climbed to position 1 thereby toppling C. The top five, therefore, remain Java at position one. Java has proven to be increasingly getting popular after a couple of years of slacking off.

C takes the second position and C++ takes third place after climbing one spot from fourth the previous year. Year on year C++ has been climbing the index and it is very interesting to see where it will this time next year.

Python takes a huge leap to settle at fourth place and C# retains is hold on the fifth spot for the second consecutive year.

The results looked at here are only focused on the top 20 programming languages of the month and does not look at movers and shakers that did not make the cut. The TIOBE Index is a good metrics to self evaluate and to have an idea on the trends and marketability of your favorite programming languages.

You can visit the Index summary chart here and look at the other languages and how they fared in the TIOBE index.


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