Tiobe has updated its list of the most popular programming languages, and this month, one of the biggest surprises is a surge in popularity for Visual Basic.Net. VB.NET ranked as number ten, its highest place on the list ever, despite the fact that Microsoft isn't developing the language as heavily as in the past. However, VB.NET's predecessor, the much-loved Visual Basic, is still more popular, landing at number seven on the list.
There was less surprise at the top of the programming language popularity chart. C is number one followed by Java, Objective-C, C++ and C#.