New data shows that C++ is one of the top three most popular programming languages used by developers today.
This TIOBE Index (opens in a new tab)which promises to check more than 1 billion lines of code every day in an effort to stay ahead, noted that Python remains the most popular coding language with a rating of 16.66%, just ahead of second-place C at 16.56%.
The percentages are not based on market share, but “based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses and third-party suppliers.” Being in the top three is the ultimate tribute to every programming language, representing growth, trust, and even a commitment to development.
Three major programming languages
While those figures are still in flux from a year earlier, December 2021’s third-place Java was challenged in the latest round of figures as it dropped 1.7% to fourth place. C++ pushed Java off the podium and witnessed a massive growth of 4.21%, but in reality, the two programming languages grew at 11.94% and 11.82% respectively as they continued to be favored by developers across the globe, thus Still very nervous.
This could be an important step in the evolution of C++, with TIOBE Software CEO Paul Jansen emphasizing that this is “the first time in the history of the TIOBE Index” that it has surpassed Java.
In any case, the conclusion we can draw from TIOBE’s latest data is that there is a very clear quadruple of preferred programming languages, and they will likely continue to compete for the top spot alone, unless another language’s popularity soars significantly.