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C # fails in TIOBE programming language of the year offering

Python edged out C # to be named Programming Language of the Year by TIOBE Index, a leading tracker of language popularity.

TIOBE Software CEO Paul Jansen said last month that C # was “by far the most likely candidate for this title,” which is attributed to the language that marks the largest increase in its rating over the course of the year. year. Python had won the title in two of the past four years (alternating with C), including last year, so it looked like C # could break the hold of these two perennial leaders, but it wasn’t the case.

“C # was close to getting the title for the first time in history, but Python overtook C # last month,” Jansen said in his January 2022 article. Python’s rating change was 1, 86%, exceeding the 1.73% recorded by C #.

Final ranking
[Click on image for larger view.] Final ranking (source: TIOBE index).

“Python started at # 3 on the TIOBE Index in early 2021 and left Java and C behind to become # 1 on the TIOBE Index,” Jansen continued. “But Python’s popularity didn’t end there. It is currently over 1% ahead of the rest. Java’s all-time high of 26.49% in 2001 is still a long way off, but Python has everything to become the de facto standard programming language for many areas. There is no sign that Python’s triumphal march will stop anytime soon. ”

C # started and ended the year at the same position in the leaderboard: # 5.

Past winners
[Click on image for larger view.] Past winners (source: TIOBE index).

“Are there any serious candidates for Python? Jansen asked. “Brilliant new languages ​​that might compete in the future?” If we look at the promising languages ​​of recent years, we see the following changes in 2021: Swift from # 13 to # 10, Go from # 14 to # 13, Rust from # 26 to # 26, Julia from # 23 to # 28 , Kotlin from # 40 to # 29, Dart from # 25 to # 37 and TypeScript from # 42 to # 49. So, except maybe for Swift and Go, we don’t expect any new languages ​​to enter the top 5 or even the top 3 anytime soon. ”

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