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TIOBE Programming Community Index for August 2011

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In our old blog from November 2009 http://www.asymptotix.eu/community/tiobe-programming-community-index-november-2009 Java, C and PHP were the top 3 programming languages.

C++ has by now taken over the bronze medal, but PHP is still by all means still very popular.

August Headline: F# enters the top 20 for the first time

Finally, a new functional programming language has hit the top 20. Most people thought that hot functional languages such as Scala (#66), Clojure (#107), Haskell (#35) or Erlang (#48) would be the ones that would be the first to compete seriously with the mother of all functional languages Lisp. But it appears to be Microsoft language F#. The recent rise in popularity of F# comes as no suprise. Apart from being a nicely designed language, F# is available in the latest version of Microsoft's Visual Studio (2010).

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here.


Aug 2011
Aug 2010
Delta in Position Programming Language Ratings
Aug 2011
Aug 2010
1 1 Java 19.409% +1.42% A
2 2 C 17.390% -0.48% A
3 3 C++ 8.433% -1.23% A
4 4 PHP 6.134% -3.05% A
5 6 C# 6.042% +1.06% A
6 9 Objective-C 5.494% +2.34% A
7 5 (Visual) Basic 5.013% -0.40% A
8 7 Python 3.415% -0.81% A
9 8 Perl 2.315% -1.11% A
10 11 JavaScript 1.557% -0.84% A
11 23 Lua 1.362% +0.83% A
12 12 Ruby 1.329% -0.65% A
13 10 Delphi/Object Pascal 1.076% -1.35% A
14 16 Lisp 0.905% +0.28% A
15 22 Transact-SQL 0.823% +0.27% A-
16 28 Ada 0.699% +0.30% B
17 19 RPG (OS/400) 0.660% +0.05% B
18 17 Pascal 0.659% +0.04% A--
19 46 F# 0.604% +0.37% B
20 - Assembly* 0.599% - B
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