Python has scaled to the top of the monthly PyPL language popularity index, overtaking Java. Also on the rise, in the rival Tiobe index, is Scala, which has again cracked the index’s Top 20.
Python takes the top spot
This month’s PyPL index marks the first time Python has taken the top spot. The PyPL Popularity of Programming Language index, which assesses language popularity based on how often language tutorials are searched on in Google, had Python snagging a 22.8 percent share, ahead of Java’s 22.5 percent share. Python was in second place last month with a 22.2 percent share.
Praised for its simplicity, Python has been gaining in popularity lately, such as for use in machine learning. For the second year in a row, Python was rated the most-wanted language in the recent Stack Overflow Developer Survey, meaning It was the language that developers who do not use it yet most want to learn.
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