Top 10 Most Searched Programming Languages According to TIOBE

If you do not manage to read our article of the headline of “Why to become a developer”, then harry to read it, after then get acquainted with the statistics of programming languages.  So, after reading the article, it’s time to understand what TIOBE index is and what it is really used for.

TIOBE index is a measure of popularity of programming languages. The name stands for “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Each month TIOBE index is calculated from the number of search engine results for queries containing the name of the programming languages. TIOBE index covers the most worthy networks such as #Google, #Bing, #Yahoo!, #Wikipedia, #Amazon, #YouTube, #MSN, and so on.

According to their official website “SQL has been added again to the TIOBE index since February 2018. The reason for this is that SQL appears to be Turing complete. As a consequence, there is no recent history for the language and thus it might seem that the SQL language is rising very fast. This is not the case”.

It is important to mention that the TIOBE index is not indicating the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written. So, below we are calling your attention introducing top 10 most searched programming languages in December 2018.

Here are the results of December!

Dec 2018 Programming Language Ratings Changes
1. Java 15.932%




2. C 14.282%




3. Python






4. C++ 7.562%




5. Visual Basic .Net






6. C#






7. JavaScript






8. PHP






9. SQL






10. Objective-C 1.477% -0.02%

Some additional information about the TIOBE index; It pays great attention to the ranking policy of the search engines because in April 2004 Google performed a cleanup action to get rid of unjust attempts to promote the search rank. Correspondingly, there was a large drop for languages such as Java and C++, though the fact these languages have stayed at the top of the table. To avoid such instabilities, the Index now utilizes multiple search engines.

Source; Text; www.tiobe.com

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