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The numerator: The 10 most heavily used programming languages worldwide

Java holds
tight in the lead, and Visual Basic is coming up fast on legacy stalwart C. Here
are the 10 most heavily used programming languages worldwide, as estimated by
Tiobe Software, a vendor of software quality assurance tools. The list is
generated monthly by scanning search engines for engineers, courses and
third-party vendors associated with each language. For a complete list, and
details of the methodology, go to GCN.com/1052.






























































April 2008



Language



Percentage of market



1



Java



20.5 percent



2



C



14.7 percent



3



Visual Basic



11.7 percent



4



PHP



10.3 percent



5



C++



9.9 percent



6



Perl



5.9 percent



7



Python



4.5 percent



8



C#



3.8 percent



9



Ruby



2.9 percent



10



Delphi



2.7 percent



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