The Rise of Go

golangA first glance at the Tiobe index shows no change since the beginning of the year in the top five programming language. Looking closer, four of the five (Java, C, C#, and python) had lower ratings, with C dropping by a whopping 6 percentage points. Javascript has moved up from 8th to 6th, reflecting the steady increase of client side (in browser) applications being developed. Objective C, assembly and Swift all rose past former 10th place Ruby, not because of a loss in popularity by Ruby but due to gains that they made.

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.


About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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