Python is Programming Language of the Year 2021 on TIOBE Index

Python has been designated as the Programming Language of the Year for 2021 by the TIOBE Index.

  • During January, 2022 that information can be seen on the TIOBE Index page.

Since the content of the page linked above changes every month, the headline and the first two paragraphs for January, 2022 are quoted here:

TIOBE Index for January 2022

January Headline: Python Programming Language of the Year 2021

Python has won the prestigious TIOBE Programming Language of the Year award. Congratulations! This is the second time in a row. The award is given to the programming language that has gained the highest increase in ratings in one year. C# was on its way to get the title for the first time in history, but Python surpassed C# in the last month.

Python started at position #3 of the TIOBE index at the beginning of 2021 and left both Java and C behind to become the number one of the TIOBE index. But Python’s popularity didn’t stop there. It is currently more than 1 percent ahead of the rest. Java’s all time record of 26.49% ratings in 2001 is still far away, but Python has it all to become the de facto standard programming language for many domains. There are no signs that Python’s triumphal march will stop soon.

Note that this is the fifth time that Python has been awarded the TIOBE Programming Language of the Year title. Other years for which Python has received that award were 2020, 2018, 2010 and 2007.

Also note that beginning in October, 2021, Python has been at the top of the TIOBE monthly rankings. Regarding how those rankings are performed, TIOBE states:

The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings.

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