Programming language C and Python are at the top of TIOBE’s monthly index of leading programming languages. The latest index for August shows a bottleneck at the top, as other programming languages surge ahead.
C has a rating of 12.57%, which is a decrease of 4.41% year-on-year. Second-placed Python has a rating of 11.86% and an increase of 2.17% year-on-year. Third-placed Java has reduced its rating by 4% in the last year to join the latest index with a rating of 10.43%.
Looking at the first three, Python is the only programming language with a positive year-over-year change. Python has displaced Java since August, with the two programming languages swapping positions.
In eighth place is PHP (2.19%), which has risen one place since last August and has fallen a tiny 0.05% over this period. Assembly language is close behind, up five places and 0.99% since last August, and now advertises with a rating of 2.03%. SQL holds the same position as last year’s list and finishes in the top 10 with a rating of 1.47%.
The remaining top 20 include a number of notable updates, including significant crashes and notable increases. For example, No. 11 Groovy has risen 1.36% year-on-year, while No. 12 Classic Visual Basic has also risen five places during this period. No. 13 Fortran has risen a whopping 29 places in the past year and now has a rating of 1.14%. Year-on-year, the 0.83% rating increase is the biggest positive change in the August index after the online Python and Assembly language.
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