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Programming language community index 2009

This is the index from Tiobe website of top programming languages until 2009

Position

Oct 2009

Position
Oct 2008
Delta in PositionProgramming LanguageRatings
Oct 2009
11Java18.718%
22C16.891%
35PHP10.390%
43C++9.911%
54(Visual) Basic8.729%
68C#4.433%
76Python3.914%
87Perl3.776%
911JavaScript3.033%
1010Ruby2.458%
119Delphi2.140%
1213PL/SQL1.020%
1349Objective-C0.902%
1414SAS0.805%
1516Pascal0.669%
1620ABAP0.661%
1719Lisp/Scheme0.605%
1822MATLAB0.577%
1912D0.570%
2015Lua0.527%

The long term trends for the top 10 programming languages can be found in the line diagram below.

Predicting trends from this information
+ Some traditional languages as Java, C is down (not too much). These languages will not die (at least in 10 years later) because of the need to develop/maintain enterprise application/ embedded systems.
+ Scripting languages like Ruby, Python are trends at this time.
+ PHP still keeps its position. There are many open source from PHP community with great features. It can offer the cheapest solutions to develop application for small/medium organizations.
+ Objective C is still new but a hot trend because of the need to develop applications on Mac and iPhone.

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