Top 10 Programming Languages For 2016

Established Programming Languages Still Rule!


The battle for best programming language in the market place is always a tricky one to deal with. Programming languages are never born the same, some are more general purpose than others, while some are more special purpose. What differentiates these programming languages though, is popularity. Here are the latest standings.

The Tiobe Index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. Updated once a month, this index is based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses, and third party vendors. The latest standings are as follows:

Top programming languages – January 2016
Language Rating
Java 21.4%
C 16%
C++ 6.9%
C# 4.7%
Python 3.8%
PHP 2.7%
Visial Basic .NET 2.5%
JavaScript 2.5%
Assembly language 2%
Ruby 2%

For those starting a career in Software Development, this table can help to guide you in choosing the programming language you are going to master over the years to come. At the end of the day, there are many ways to kill a cat, many programming languages to choose from, to help you build the required solution.

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