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Ruby Surges in Popularity Ratings

Ruby Surges in Popularity Ratings

In the May update to the Tiobe Index, which measures the popularity of programming languages, Ruby climbed up to 8th place. A year ago, it was 15th on the list, but it now has its highest ranking since 2008.

At the other end of the spectrum, C continues to decrease in popularity. Once the most popular language on the list, C remains in the second place slot, but this month it fell 3.62 points to a 13.223 percent rating. By comparison, number one Java has a 20.956 percent rating.

The top five on the May list were Java (20.956 percent), C (13.223 percent), C++ (6.698 percent), C# (4.481 percent) and Python (3.789 percent).

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