10 Most Popular Programming Languages of 2015 | fossBytes

December 26, 2015
Aaron Polmeer

By Adarsh Verma


Short Bytes: Based upon the data from Google Trends, fossBytes has brought to you the list of most popular programming languages of 2015. The list is dominated by languages like Java, Python, C, and others. 

The learn to code movement gained a wave of great interest in the recent years. The year 2015 wasn’t any exception and people became more aware about the skills they can acquire by learning programming languages. With changing technology, the needs of industry changes and it’s reflected in the popularity trends of programming languages.

For a developer, one of the biggest challenges is to recognize his/her needs and learn the right programming language accordingly. Over the course of year 2015, we have seen various lists of the most popular programming languages that ranked these languages using different criteria. At fossBytes, we have used the Google Trends data to rank these languages and prepare our year-end list.

Based upon the Google Trends data, as shown in the graphs below, we can clearly see that Java was searched the most throughout 2015. As a result, Java is at the #1 spot at out list of the most popular programming languages.

However, things changed in November when python surpassed Java to become the most searched programming language after closely following it at the #2 spot. Looking at the past trends, we observe that the popularity of python has witnessed an increase over the past year and it’s being reflected clearly in the graph.

The next spots are taken by the C and C++ as they claim the #3 and #4 spots, respectively. Javascript claimed the #5 spot as it continues to rule the web.

Take a look at the graph below:

The next four spots are claimed by PHP, Ruby, C#, and CSS.

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Just three weeks ago, Apple made its Swift programming language open source. The language has managed to earn a respectable place in the list of programming languages in a short span of time. Swift claims the #10 position on the list.

Here’s the complete list:

Programming Language People Wanted To Learn The Most In 2015:

  1. Java
  2. Python
  3. C
  4. C++
  5. JavaScript
  6. PHP
  7. Ruby
  8. C#
  9. CSS
  10. Swift

Which programming language did you learn this year? Tell us in the comments below.

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