The IEEE Ranking of Programming Languages – July 2015

The IEEE ranks these programming languages by how much general usage they are getting. Their methodology combines information about the activity of the language’s user base in social media, the number of open source projects using the language, the demand for programmers in the language and their salaries, and so forth. It’s a bit of a heat map, I guess. What’s hot — where the jobs are, where the money is, and where the enthusiasm is highest. Or, lowest. Not meant to be a measure of value.

The big application workhorses are still smoking hot. Assembly is hotter than Perl! Haha! I’m interested to see Go high up the list, at 13. I was just reading up on it last week. Some friends are missing altogether — Dart, Groovy, Elixir. Maybe, next year. HTML — that’s so old skool! Not even top-20 anymore.

1.Java
2.C
3.C++
4.Python
5.C#
6.R
7.PHP
8.JavaScript
9.Ruby
10.Matlab
11.SQL
12.Shell
13.Go
14.Assembly
15.Perl
16.Swift
17.Visual Basic
18.Arduino
19.Scala
20.Objective-C
21.HTML
22.Processing
23.Cuda
24.Lua
25.D
26.SAS
27.Haskell
28.Delphi
29.Fortran
30.Lisp
31.VHDL
32.Ada
33.Rust
34.Clojure
35.LabView
36.Erlang
37.Verilog
38.Prolog
39.Ladder Logic
40.Julia
41.ABAP
42.Cobol
43.Scheme
44.TCL
45.Forth
46.J
47.Actionscript
48.Ocaml

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