C claims top position in programming language with Java and Python coming in second and third
Today, almost all tech gadgets are built with coding. Every app, game or site that you use is programmed in a particular computer language. With the world of technology expanding more than ever before, different kind of jobs, skills and programming languages are on the rise too. With new languages being written, frameworks being created, some riding the ladder of popularity while others failing, the world of programming is full of action.
Now, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has collected data from ten sources that ranked programming languages based on several criterias’ to give one of the broadest rankings for programming languages till date.
IEEE comprised of data from Google searches, Hacker News, GitHub active repos, Twitter, GitHub trends, Reddit, Career Builder, Stack Overflow questions, IEEE Xplore, new GitHub projects, views on existing Stack Overflow questions, and Dice.
To top them all, is the fact that C is featuring as the top programming language in the ranking list of IEEE. The last two years has seen Java dominate the ranking, which is also consistent with the TIOBE index.
Apple’s new Swift language was closely beaten by Google’s new programming language Go for the last position in the top ten.
All the IEEE data is available online as an interactive infographic. For comparison sake, access to past rankings have been provided as well.
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