• Top 21 Programming Languages of 2016

    RedMonk on February 19 published a post on their website containing the top 21 languages of 2016. They came up with this list with the collective ranks of the languages on GitHub and StackOverflow.

    From the info once again, JavaScript tops the list closely followed by Java and PHP. Python holds the 4th rank in the list.

    You can get all the info from the image below:

    RedMonk Programming language ranks

    Besides the above plot, which can be difficult to parse even at full size, we offer the following numerical rankings. As will be observed, this run produced several ties which are reflected below (they are listed out here alphabetically rather than consolidated as ties because the latter approach led tomisunderstandings). Note that this is actually a list of the Top 21 languages, not Top 20, because of said ties.

    1 JavaScript
    2 Java
    3 PHP
    4 Python
    5 C#
    5 C++
    5 Ruby
    8 CSS
    9 C
    10 Objective-C
    11 Shell
    12 Perl
    13 R
    14 Scala
    15 Go
    15 Haskell
    17 Swift
    18 Matlab
    19 Clojure
    19 Groovy
    19 Visual Basic

    What programming language is your favorite?

    Tags: , ,