Ruby Moves Up to 11th Most Popular Language
Another month, another step up the TIOBE Programming Community Index! Just last month we reported that Ruby had moved from 13th to 12th, and now it's up one more, to 11. The TIOBE Programming Community Index isn't the most official chart in the world, but is one of the most objective. Ruby has moved up from 27th in September 2004, to 11th now.
For those who are not familiar with the index:
The TIOBE Programming Community index gives an indication of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the world-wide availability of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, MSN, and Yahoo! are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.
It is also interesting to see D chasing Ruby up the charts. I've been seeing a bit of buzz around this language lately.