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Perl back in the top 10 most popular programming languages

by 1nickt (Abbot)
on Mar 20, 2016 at 04:37 UTC ( #1158342=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Perl rose from 12th in March 2015 to 9th in March 2016 on the Tiobe index of the popularity of programming languages. The index currently monitors 242 programming languages that meet the minimum thresholds.


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Re: Perl back in the top 10 most popular programming languages
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Apr 07, 2016 at 08:39 UTC

    I noticed this a while ago and it seems to mirror a trend I've seen in Perl. Specifically, Perl has managed to stabilize and in the last couple of years, it appears to actually be increasing in popularity, including work availability. When we started my company, we were expecting be maintaining legacy Perl apps, but we're mostly building new ones. We have several employees, multiple contractors, and multiple clients. One client even went so far as to say they were sick of being bitten by hype of new technologies. That's part of why Perl's "battle tested" stability keeps it in the game.

Re: Perl back in the top 10 most popular programming languages
by soonix (Canon) on Mar 20, 2016 at 08:15 UTC
    So, perhaps finally we cracked Tiobe's weird definition of "popular" :-) ("evil grin")

    Given the multitude of node.js and other JS frameworks, I wonder how large the gap between rank 8 (JavaScript, descended from 7) and Perl's rank 9 really is...

    And Assembly language raised from rank 28 to 12??
      It happenned several months ago already. The index also shows the Ratings, so the difference seems to be 0.082.

      I guess the Assembly raise is a consequence of the introduction of WebAssembly, bit I might be wrong.

      See also Perl back in TIOBE top ten.

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