Apple iOS 7 extends Objective C lead in November PyPL programming language popularity index


What programming language is the most popular among programmers? And which one is better is listed on the market? The PyPL Popularity of Programming Language index cited improved lead for the Objective-C language, mainly due to the release of iOS 7. Objective-C language used to build applications for Apple’s popular iOS devices. The release of iOS 7 on September 18 has created a surge of interest in Objective-C and iOS tutorials.

PYPL – Popularity of Programming Language index rediscovers the indicator of programming language popularity. The index gauges popularity by examining how often language tutorials are searched on in Google. According to November statistics, Python has the biggest increase in the last decade. The language has increased its market share search by 1.4 percent to reach 10.3 percent popularity. Python start from scripting and scientific fields, and now becomes increasingly popular, hitting the technologies which are dominated by web and business.

The growth of Python comes at the expense of Perl, which has now nearly 2 percent search index. Java and JavaScript are fairly stable and Java still leading the index with 27 percent share, but it is in a downward trend over the long term. PHP comes second in PyPL’s index, with a 13 percent share followed by Python (10.3 percent), C# (10 percent), C++ (9.6 percent), C (8.6 percent), JavaScript (7.2 percent), Objective-C (6.6 percent), Visual Basic (3.3 percent), and Ruby (2.7 percent).

PyPL is based on the statistics of the frequency of search queries in the specified time range using Google Trends, and not on the number of references citations as in the case of TIOBE index. PyPL monitors more advanced options syntax search queries. For example, it takes into account even the national inquiries analogs for all popular languages (not just English). The group then select programming language on the basis of the real needs of statistics, in particular on the basis of data from the StackOverflow sites and Wikipedia.

TIOBE has updated its Programming Community Index, and this month, C cemented its position as the most popular programming language. For some time, C and Java have been neck-and-neck in the rankings, but now C has pulled ahead with an 18.155 percent share compared to Java’s 16.521 percent share. Others in the top ten included Objective-C (9.406 percent), C++ (8.369 percent), C# (6.024 percent), PHP (5.379 percent), Visual Basic (4.396 percent), Python (3.110 percent), Transact-SQL (2.521 percent), and JavaScript (2.050 percent).

PyPL index says value of this index is to calculate the popularity of languages from of data sets that can easily reconstruct what is not the case TIOBE. Grading results are rather very different from TIOBE and can be related to observable especially at the reality the developer market.

“The TIOBE Index is a lagging indicator. It counts the number of web pages with the language name.  Objective-c programming has over 20 million pages on the web,[s]  while C programming has only 11 million.[s] This explains why Objective-C has a high TIOBE ranking. But who is reading those Objective-C web pages? Hardly anyone, according to Google Trends data. Objective C programming is searched 30 times less than C programming.[s] In fact, the use of programming by the TIOBE index is misleading,” says the PyPL website.

KDNuggets recently published its annual poll of top languages for analytics, data mining and data science and R language tops the list with 61 percent share followed by Python (39 percent), and SQL (37 percent). R is commonly used in query languages, statistics, predictive and advanced analytics, programming, business intelligence, and cognitive science in addition to  Hadoop execution, in-database execution, parallelized user code, parallelized algorithms, multi-core processing, multi-threaded execution, memory management and fast math libraries.