The most popular language of this month? Well it depends which source you use. For example, I checked out the TIOBE index as well as the top language used in GitHub projects. Would you be surprised that Java was not number 1 on either listing?
Now, I never take these language popularity things too seriously. More than likely, the language you’re using at work isn’t the cool language of the day. But it gives a good indication of what languages might be worth learning, if you have the time.
TIOBE Index – C Reigns Supreme
On the TIOBE index, where Java has been number one for a very very long time, C has taken it’s place at the top. Yes, C!
Some Better News For Java Developers
I didn’t have to go too far to find some good news for Java developers. RoleConnect, an Irish company that connects contractors with employers ran some analysis on what skills are most in demand right now. According to the team there, there’s still a huge interest in Java/J2EE and Spring developers.
So, three different indices and it’s no clearer what the most popular language really is. Is there a definitive way to measure this statistic? Or is it just all too subjective?