C# Declared TIOBE Index Programming Language of the Year Award for 2023

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The TIOBE Index has determined that C# is the language with the biggest uptick in one year (+1.43%) with runners up Scratch (+0.83%) and Fortran (+0.64%) following next. C# has been in the top 10 list for over two decades.

What exactly is the TIOBE index? The TIOBE index is defined as,

an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. 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 and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

C# is directly competing with Java and has become especially useful in web application back ends and games.

TIOBE index
Jan 2024Jan 2023ChangeProgramming LanguageRatingsChange
11Python pagePython13.97%-2.39%
22C pageC11.44%-4.81%
33C++ pageC++9.96%-2.95%
44Java pageJava7.87%-4.34%
55C# pageC#7.16%+1.43%
67changeJavaScript pageJavaScript2.77%-0.11%
710changePHP pagePHP1.79%+0.40%
86changeVisual Basic pageVisual Basic1.60%-3.04%
98changeSQL pageSQL1.46%-1.04%
1020changeScratch pageScratch1.44%+0.86%
1112changeGo pageGo1.38%+0.23%
1227changeFortran pageFortran1.09%+0.64%
1317changeDelphi/Object Pascal pageDelphi/Object Pascal1.09%+0.36%
1415changeMATLAB pageMATLAB0.97%+0.06%
159changeAssembly language pageAssembly language0.92%-0.68%
1611changeSwift pageSwift0.89%-0.31%
1725changeKotlin pageKotlin0.85%+0.37%
1816changeRuby pageRuby0.80%+0.01%
1918changeRust pageRust0.79%+0.18%
2031changeCOBOL pageCOBOL0.78%+0.45%
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