Tiobe has named Java the Programming Language of the Year for 2015 because it had the biggest increase in popularity throughout the year. “At first sight, it might seem surprising that an old language like Java wins this award, especially if you take into consideration that Java won the same award exactly 10 years ago,” said index author Paul Jansen, managing director of Tiobe. “[But] Java is currently number one in the enterprise back-end market and number one in the still-growing mobile application development market (Android). Moreover, Java has become a language that integrates modern language features such as lambda expressions and streams. The future looks bright for Java.”
Java is also currently the top ranked language on the Tiobe Index. The rest of the top five included C (16.036 percent rating), C++ (6.914), C# (4.707), and Python (3.854).