C# Steps Up Programming Language Popularity Ladder

Microsoft's C# programming language climbed a year-over-year notch on the TIOBE Index, which measures popularity among developers.

The June 2020 TIOBE Index shows C# climbing to fifth place, one step up from the June 2019 report.

The venerable C language also climbed up a step, reaching No. 1. It was followed by Java, Python and C++.

June 2020 TIOBE Index
[Click on image for larger view.] June 2020 TIOBE Index (source: TIOBE Index).

The TIOBE Index ranking is based search engine results that measure the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors in order to determine languages in which the most lines of code are written.

Reflecting the results of other similar studies (see here and here and here), the 20-year old C# language has been rising in popularity since an early 2018 trough, which followed a peak way back in 2012.

C# History
[Click on image for larger view.] C# History (source: TIOBE Index).

Microsoft detailed what's new with the language during last month's Build developer conference.

C# 9.0 Features
[Click on image for larger view.] C# 9.0 Features (source: Microsoft).

The complete definition of the TIOBE Index can be found here.

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