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Ruby Gains in Popularity Rankings

  • March 9, 2018
  • By Developer.com Staff

Three different organizations have updated their rankings of programming language popularity. RedMonk publishes its list twice a year, and Tiobe and PyPL update monthly. All three use different methodologies, so their rankings are slightly different, although similar. This time around the biggest news seems to be that Ruby and Swift are becoming more popular, while Go is becoming less popular. Here are the lists:


  1. Java (14.941 percent)
  2. C (12.76 percent)
  3. C++ (6.452 percent)
  4. Python (5.869 percent)
  5. C# (5.067 percent)
  6. Visual Basic .Net (4.085 percent)
  7. PHP (4.01 percent)
  8. JavaScript (3.916 percent)
  9. Ruby (2.744 percent)
  10. SQL (2.686 percent)


  1. Java (22.7 percent)
  2. Python (21.69 percent)
  3. JavaScript (8.53 percent)
  4. PHP (8.33 percent)
  5. C# (7.99 percent)
  6. C (6.42 percent)
  7. R (4.23 percent)
  8. Objective-C (3.81 percent)
  9. Swift (3 percent)
  10. Matlab (2.39 percent)


  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. PHP
  5. C#
  6. C++
  7. CSS
  8. Ruby
  9. C
  10. (tie) Swift, Objective-C

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