“Python seems unstoppable,” says a comment on the August edition of the TIOBE index (which attempts to calculate the popularity of a programming language based on search results for courses, vendors, and “qualified engineers”).
By this measure, Python’s “market share” rose another 2% in this month’s index to an all-time high of 15.42%.
It is difficult to find a field of programming in which Python is not widely used nowadays. The only exception is embedded systems (important for security), because Python is dynamically typed and too slow. That’s why the production languages C and C++ are also gaining popularity at the moment.
If we look at the rest of the TIOBE index, not much happened last month. Swift and PHP have swapped places again at position 10, Rust is approaching the top 20, Kotlin is back in the top 30, and Google’s new language Carbon enters the TIOBE index at position 192.
InfoWorld notes that it’s been 10 months since Python first topped the index last October, “becoming the only language other than Java and C to take the No. 1 position.”
In the Pypl Popularity of Programming Language alternative index, which ranks the popularity of a language based on Google searches for programming language tutorials, the top 10 rankings for August were:
1. Python, a share of 28.11%.
2. Java, 17.35%
4. C#, 7.08%
5. C/C++, 6.19%
6. PHP, 5.47%
7. R, 4.35%
8. TypeScript, 2.79%
9. Swift, 2.09%
10. Objective-C, 2.03%