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The TIOBE Index for June 2017 Shows Plenty of Action

It is that time again when we set loose the best of the programming languages to go head to head. This time around we are looking at the TIOBE Index for June 2017.

Over the years the TIOBE Index has been measuring programming languages side by side using various parameters and measures to determine which of them are the most popular on a month by month basis.

We then take these results and break them down but on a bi-monthly cycle. So with that said, let’s get started.

Highlights of the TIOBE Index for June 2017

This month among the languages there is quite a bit of shaking with quite a few ups and downs. PL/SQL barely hangs on as it takes the 20th position losing out to Scratch the new entrant. Objective-C drops down to 18th spot and this could be last we see of it in the Index.

MATLAB took a breather to remain at position 17 just behind Visual Basic who took the biggest decline dropping four spots to settle at 16th.

Year on year, Go has made the biggest climb gaining 33 spots to settle at 15 above R who is at 14. Delphi/Object Pascal did not make any move over the said period while Swift took a short step up to 12th.

Ruby dropped to 11th Spot paving way for Assembly Language to make it into the top 10.

Perl and PHP made slight drops to settle at positions nine and eight respectively while JavaScript held steady position seven. Visual Basic.NET climbed three spots to hold just outside the top 5 at position six.

The top 5 have remained unshaken, each holding on to their spots. Java and C have made the biggest declines in terms of percentage change followed by C++ and C#. Among the top five, it is only Python that made gains over this period.

So at the top, we have C# taking the fifth spot followed by Python in fourth place. C++ takes the second runners-up spot while C is the first runners-up. The winner once again is Java who settles in at a rating of 14.493%.

Check out more details about the TIOBE Index here and see more details about lesser popular programming languages and history spanning decades.

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