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Which programming languages are hot right now? eWeek looked at data from the Simply Hired online job board to find out which languages are listed the most often in job descriptions. Here are the 10 top trending programming languages based on the increase in mentions in help wanted ads since November 2009:

  1. Groovy — 166 percent increase
  2. C# — 107 percent increase
  3. COBOL — 101 percent increase
  4. JavaScript — 91 percent increase
  5. Ruby — 70 percent increase
  6. PHP — 67 percent increase
  7. Java — 54 percent increase
  8. Python — 50 percent increase
  9. F# — 46 percent increase
  10. Perl — 25 percent increase

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