November 29, 2005 Programming Language Popularity For those who are interested Tiobe Software has released their list of the most popular programming languages. Note, that I have no idea who these people are but the list is interesting never the less. http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm Java and C have a commanding lead followed by C++ and PHP just barely below C++. VB is 5 followed by Perl then a big drop. Ruby is 21. I think the PHP number is very interesting. I’ve had the sense just from my experience since releasing HelpSpot that PHP was really on the rise in the corporate world. I’ve been amazed at how many companies have been willing to install it to try HelpSpot. This seems to lend some factually backbone to my observations.