10 Most Popular Programming Languages of 2017

Programming languages you should pay attention to
29 May 2017   4350

These days, amount of programming languages is huge. If you’ll do a simple web search, you will get head-spinning list.

There are many ways to analyze the popularity of a programming language, such as number of products, built on it, Google Analytics, discussion of it in a professional environment, etc.

JavaScript

Lightweight interpreted or JIT-compiled programming language with first-class functions
 

Ruby

A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity
 

Java

Popular general-purpose programming language and computing platform
 

Objective C

General-purpose, object-oriented programming language that adds Smalltalk-style messaging to the C programming language
 

Go

Go is an open source project developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open source community
 

Python

Widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming

Having analyzed a large number of various ratings, we have compiled for you our own popularity rate of programming languages.

1 Java
2 C
3 C++
4 Python
5 C#
6 JavaScript
7 PHP
8 Objective-C
9 Perl
10 Ruby

Also, we created the top 3 list of programming languages, that grain popularity in the fastest way.

Go

Go is open source language that is targeted to create simple, effective and solid software. It was developed in 2007 by three Google workers. Recently, it has become one of the fastest growing programming language. Go is used for own Google systems, also for APIs, web servers, minimal web application frameworks, etc.

Go is very simple language for creating fast and compact (undemanding to memory) apps. It has very useful built-in mechanism of parallel\competitive programming for multicore processors. 
 

Pavel Argentov
Evrone.com Back-End Developer

Swift

Swift was born in 2014 by Apple as a new programming language for iOs and OS X developers. Since then, Swift’s popularity grows rapidly.  It takes best from C and Objective-C allowing developers to create quality and reliable apps.

Due to the fact that Swift was made by Apple, and first of all for iOS development, there is an opinion that it cannot be used for something else. But Swift is a general-purpose programming language. So it's no wonder that the web frameworks on Swift began to appear: Vapor and Kitura as examples. Despite their GitHub rates, they are still somehow not very popular. I perceive them as a certain technological underground.
 

Alexey Khramov
Evrone.com Front-End Developer

R

R is a open source programming language, created for statistical computing and graphics. This language is popular among data miners and statisticians for data analyze and development of statistical software.  

R is a programming language, created by statisticians for statisticians. You should have a look on it if you want to try Data Science or Machine Learning.  As for me, when I was using R, I had a feeling that I wasn't developing, just using prepared functions and packages.  It is not very comfortable programming language for me. But the thuth is, that Data Science is not created only for programmers. So, R is really easy to learn for non-developer, it can by used by analytics and other non-programmers. It has big amount of built-in features and packages for any situation.
 

Nikita Skalkin
Evrone.com Back-End Developer

TIOBE Index June 2019 to be Rolled Out

Java is still on the top, but experts noted fast growth of Python search queries, and they believe it can reach 1st place in 3-4 years
13 June 2019   214

June 2019 TIOBE Index has been released. Analysts noted a sharp increase in the proportion of searches for Python.

This month Python has reached again an all time high in TIOBE index of 8.5%. If Python can keep this pace, it will probably replace C and Java in 3 to 4 years time, thus becoming the most popular programming language of the world. The main reason for this is that software engineering is booming. It attracts lots of newcomers to the field. Java's way of programming is too verbose for beginners. In order to fully understand and run a simple program such as "hello world" in Java you need to have knowledge of classes, static methods and packages. In C this is a bit easier, but then you will be hit in the face with explicit memory management. In Python this is just a one-liner. 
 

TIOBE Team

Experts attributed the growing popularity of Python to the fact that now many have hit the development of software. And newcomers prefer Python - succinct and concise. According to analysts, Java for beginners is too verbose, and C sooner or later will force to understand the intricacies of memory management.