JavaScript Is Still The King

Top 21 Programming Languages Of 2016

New programming languages are invented every day and a few of them gain popularity to become programmers’ favorite. Some of them are able to pass the test time and establish themselves as an evergreen language.

To get an idea of the programming languages that continue to rule the web, you need to follow the latest trends that include the popularity of a programming language, job opportunities and demand, highest paying technologies etc. At fossBytes, we keep writing about all the changing patterns, trying to paint a clear picture.

Continuing the same, today, we are sharing the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings. These rankings, based on the June 2016 data, were just released and made available for analysis. If you are acquainted with RedMonk’s rankings, they release the top programming lists bi-annually and they have been doing so since late 2010.

These rankings are a collective measure of the discussion and usage of a programming language. To do so, data from StackOverflow and GitHub has been taken into consideration. Apart from showing the current pattern, usage and discussion numbers also give us a glimpse of the future trends.

For being included in this list, a programming language must be ‘observable’ on GitHub and StackOverflow. Based on this data, here is the chart showing the top programming languages of 2016:

 

For more clarity, here’s the list of top 21 programming languages of 2016:

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. PHP
  4. Python
  5. C#
  6. C++
  7. Ruby
  8. CSS
  9. C
  10. Objective-C
  11. Shell
  12. R
  13. Perl
  14. Scala
  15. Go
  16. Haskell
  17. Swift
  18. Matlab
  19. Visual Basic
  20. Clojure 
  21. Groovy

Taking a look at this list of the top 21 programming languages of 2016, we observe that JavaScript continues to rule the web, followed by the programming languages Java and PHP. If we compare the list to Redmonk’s previous top list, there’s no change in the top 10 positions.

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