We posted a post on top programming languages in 2017, six months ago. It’s 2018, it’s a New Year, yes it is! So we are going to do the same thing again.
Last year, we found our top programming languages based on following criteria:
- popularity – how popular the language is
- ease of learning – how much time and effort do we need to learn the language
- ease of use – how easy is it to use the language for various tasks
And we use the chart of PopularitY of Programming Language Index (PYPL) as our reference also.
Right now, we can compare the Top 5 PYPL then and now:
|Rank (2017 Rank)||Language||Share (2017 Share)||Change|
|1 (1)||Java||21.2% (22.7%)||-1.5%|
|2 (2)||Python||19.3% (15.7%)||+3.6%|
|3 (3)||PHP||8.0% (9.3%)||-1.3%|
|5 (4)||C#||7.5% (8.3%)||-0.7%|
We find that the rankings do not change a lot. And our pick from last year, Python, still stands strong and even gains 3.6% more share on this year. Everything looks good for Python and Python should rule the land of programming in the near future! If you don’t learn Python, your children and grandchildren will blame you for not spending time on Python!!
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