C re-emerges as top programming language



A colleague recently pointed out an interesting tidbit: Tiobe now lists C as the top programming language used .
In their own words: "the scores for C have been pretty constant through the years, varying between the 15% and 20% market share for almost 10 years. So the main reason for C's number 1 position is not C's uprise, but the decline of its competitor Java".
Its interesting that the dynamically typed languages(JavaScript, Python, Ruby) have taken a bit of retreat (down 4.2%) at the expense of static languages resurging by the same amount, though to be fair, PHP has held its ground. Is this a trend? You decide! The index itself is questionable and is subject to gaming, and is largely intended to be used an indicator to self-evaluate if your programming skills are current.
Nevertheless, it makes for interesting reading.

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