4. Python – on the rise
The last 15 years have seen a steady growth in the popularity of Python. It has been able to secure a spot in the top 5 of TIOBE index since the past couple of years. As the major language behind some of the most promising technologies today such as AI, machine learning, Big Data and robotics, Python has amassed a huge fanbase in the recent years. You will be surprised by learning how easy it is to learn Python and this is the reason why many seasoned developers opt Python as their second or third language.
5. C# – Game developers’ favorite
C# is a modern object-oriented programming language that was developed by Microsoft to rival Java, which was heavily used by business software developers at that time. It was designed for developing apps on the Microsoft platform and needs the .NET framework on Windows to work. Like the previous year, C# has maintained a steady position with no major shift in its graph. You can use C# to develop almost anything but it’s particularly strong in case of Windows desktop applications and games development.
6. Visual Basic .NET
Visual Basic .NET continues to hold the sixth position as last year in the index. It is one of Microsoft’s OOP language which combines the power of .NET Framework-based classes and run-time environment. Derived from VB6, it is well known for the development of GUI applications making tasks easier for programmers and improving productivity. For coders, VB .NET offers a fast and easy way to create desktop applications for Windows platform as well as web-services and web development.