Python Could Soon Beat Java In Popular Programming Language Rankings – Fossbytes

Even though C and Java continue to hold their first and second position on the TIOBE index, their popularity is rapidly declining. In fact, Java programming language has reached an “all time low” since 2001, falling 4.32% points in comparison to October 2019. Meanwhile, Python, which is on the third spot, has reached a new all-time high of 11.28%.

So far, C and Java have always held the 2 top positions for the most popular programming language in the TIOBE index. But the gap between Python and Java is now less than 1.3%. The way Python’s popularity is rising, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it beats Java altogether.

For those who are unaware, TIOBE Index ranks the popularity of programming languages each by surveying a large number of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors world-wide.

Tiobe’s 10 most programming languages in October 2020 are C, Java, Python, C++, C#, Visual Basic, JavaScript, PHP, R and SQL (in descending order).

Decline In Java’s Popularity

Back in September, Paul Jansen, CEO of TIOBE Software said Java “is in real trouble” because of its year-by-year decline of 3.81%. Meanwhile, Python, which was created in
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