Objective-C is now 23rd in the TIOBE ranking, and Fortran recovers 20th position.
Discover the new ranking of the TIOBE index for the month of April 2021. © TIOBE
Objective-C on the decline
General-purpose programming language, used for OS X and iOS at the beginning of Apple, losing in populationrite since 2014, gradually replaced by Swift, its successor designated by Apple. Now 23rd, Objective-C came out of the top 20 for the first time in years, and seems a long way from its Language of the Year awards, received in 2011 and 2012.
Swift, introduced by the apple brand in 2014 is now in 15th place in the ranking. The programming language loses 4 places in 1 year, since it occupied the 11th place in April 2020.
Fortran makes a big comeback in the ranking
Over 60 years old , Fortran returns to the 20th position, more than 10 years after its last appearance in the top 20. This surprising return is explained by its ability to facilitate massive calculations, in particular for scientific calculations. With 14 places gained in 1 year, Fortran goes from 34th to 20th position. His best ranking in the TIOBE index was 10th, obtained in 2002.
Little movement in the first positions
The top5 of the TIOBE classification is as follows:
- 1. C (14.32%)
- 2. Java (11.23%)
- 3. Python (11.03%)
- 4. C ++ (7.14%)
- 5. C # (4.91%)
The evolution of popularity trends for the most popular languages by yeare. © TIOBE
How does TIOBE classification work?
As a reminder, TIOBE is an index programming language popularity benchmark, which is based on queries from the 100 most searched programming languages on search engines (Google, Bing, Baidu, Amazon, YouTube, Wikipedia, etc.). Thanks to all this data, he establishes a ranking of languages by assigning them a rating that represents their use by developers. This methodology makes it possible to know the most popular languages with the developer community.
Consult the TIOBE ranking of April 2021 in full