C Declared Programming Language of the Year for 2017
by Tech Mainstream Staff
January 25, 2018
The TIOBE Programming Community index, "an indicator of the popularity of programming languages", recently assessed the C programming language as 2017 programming language of the year. Previously, the C programming language had been declining in popularity since 2015.
The TIOBE index is determined monthly and is ranked according to the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors and search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu results.
One theory for the C language renewal is its popularity "in the growing manufacturing and machine industry (including the automotive market). " The most notable popular programming language contenders include Python (+1.21%) and Erlang (+0.98%). Other significant jumps in language popularity include, R (from 16 to 8), Erlang (from 44 to 23) and Kotlin (from 89 to 39).