Top programming languages, August 2017

The top 20 programming languages ranking according to the TIOBE index
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Sergey Siminskiy
11 August

The TIOBE index is an index that estimates the popularity of programming languages based on the search engines queries results calculation containing the name of the language (a query of the form + "<language> programming").

Several of the most visited portals are used to collect information. Among them: Google, Blogger, Wikipedia, YouTube, Baidu, Yahoo !, Bing, Amazon. The index is calculated monthly.

On the August of 2017, according to TIOBE, top 3 programming languages are:

  1. Java
  2. C
  3. C++

 TIOBE index August 2017
TIOBE index August 2017

As you can see, Visual Basic .NET, Ruby, Swft, R, Go, MATLAB, Scratch and Dart had increased their popularity. For example, for a last year, GO gained 4 points (at 16 position now) and Dart burst on top 20 (now 20, year ago was at 26).

TIOBE Community Index August 2017
TIOBE Community Index August 2017

On the pic above, you can see the popularity of different programming languages from 2002 to 2017. Java, C and C++ are always in a trend. 

Java 9 Hackday

Videocap of interantional, online Java 9 hackday, held by the JUG
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Sergey Siminskiy
21 August

vJUG is the first online Java Users Group. It allows for anyone from everywhere in the world to join and discuss all Java related topics. JUG conducts Hackdays on a regular basis.

Some info about the participants:

  • Heather VanCura is the Chair of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program at Oracle, international speaker, leader of Global Adopt-a-JSR program in conjunction with Java User Group leaders, organizer of developer hack days (aka Hackergartens) around the world and Spec Lead of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, through the JCP Program. Heather is passionate about growing Java technology and community building dynamics.
  • Mani Sarkar is a passionate developer mainly in the Java/JVM space, currently living and working in the UK. A member of the London Java Community (LJC), JCP Member, OpenJDK contributor (has been heavily involved with this project in the past), involved in number of developer communities, and F/OSS projects. He sees himself working in the areas of core Java, JVM, JDK, Hotspot, Nashorn and Performance Tuning. Advocate of a number of agile and software craftsmanship practices and a regular at many talks, conferences and hands-on-workshops. Expresses his thoughts often via blog posts, tweets and other forms of social media. He can be found on twitter at @theNeomatrix369.
  • Simon Maple is the Director of Developer Relations at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Duke's Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, London Java Community co-leader and RebelLabs author. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaZone, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.
  • Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo  and the president of Atlanta Java User’s Group. He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He’s in the startup world now and hacks Java, iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.