C++, Fastest Growing Programming Language : TIOBE index, September 2020


According to the TIOBE index C++ is now the fastest-growing programming language of the pack(+1.48%). It happens because of new module features of C++20 which are going to replace the old include mechanism. C++ beats other languages with positive trends such as R(+1.33%) and C#(+1.18). C++ ranks in 4th place behind C, Java, and Python. In August 2003 C++ at the peak, it became the winner in 2003. After that C++ went downhill and now it is again growing. (C++20 is the revision of the ISO/IEC standard for the C++ programming language following C++17). C++ adds new important modified features in C++20 compared to C++14 and C++17.


* In 1979 C++ was designed by Bjarne Stroustrup. It is a general-purpose programming language and extension of C programming language. Modern C++ is object-oriented, generic, functional features, and low-level memory manipulation. C++ is standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). C++ standard has two parts: the core language and the standard library.



Q. What is the TIOBE index?

Ans.: TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages created and maintained by the TIOBE Software company. Every month the index is updated. As mentioned in the TIOBE website the ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses, and third-party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, etc. are used to calculate the ratings. The TIOBE programming language awards are going to the language with the biggest annual popularity gain in the index. Paul Jansen is the CEO of TIOBE Software.



From TIOBE index: JAVA is in the top position (average position for a period of 12 months) and after JAVA, C and Python is in the 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Last year C programming language was the winner.




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