The big news, according to Tiobe, is Go, rising from 65th to 16th. (Groovy, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based scripting language, had a similar rise, from 32nd to 17th.) I would have to agree that Go looks like the new up and comer. It will be interesting to see if Go continues to rise. As a compiled language focused on systems programming, Go seems like a safe bet to be on the rise at the expense of the venerable C programming language.