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Programming Languages: Python Rules While Java Dips

By ZDNet

January 13, 2021

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Software-quality tracking company Tiobe named Python 2020's top programming language because its popularity outgrew that of all other languages in its index last year.

Usage of Python rose 2.01% during 2020 on Tiobe, while usage of Java dipped 5% over the same period.

Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen credits Python's versatility, its ease of learning, and high productivity for its longstanding popularity, but said C still claims the top spot on the ranking for 2020 because of its better performance.

Said Jensen, "Nowadays [Python] is the favorite language in fields such as data science and machine learning, but it is also used for Web development and back-end programming and growing into the mobile application domain and even in [larger] embedded systems."

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