On the surface, 2013 appeared to be a quiet year in terms of programming language popularity and adoption. The reality, however, suggests considerable activity. As I usually do in January, I analyze several language metrics from multiple sources: Ohloh.net, which measures activity across almost 600,000 open source projects, Google Trends, and the much maligned Tiobe index.
At first blush, there appears to be no change in this year's figures. The Tiobe index, for example, shows that the top eight spots (starting at #1: C, Java, Objective-C, C++, C#, PHP, Visual Basic, and Python, respectively) were exactly the same as last year. But looking deeper, we see ...
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