Java has won the TIOBE Index programming language award of the year. This is because Java has the largest increase in popularity in one year time (+5.94%). Java leaves runner ups Visual Basic.NET (+1.51%) and Python (+1.24%) far behind. At first sight, it might seem surprising that an old language like Java wins this award. Especially if you take into consideration that Java won the same award exactly 10 years ago. On second thought, Java is currently number one in the enterprise back-end market and number one in the still growing mobile application development market (Android). Moreover, Java has become a language that integrates modern language features such as lambda expressions and streams. The future looks bright for Java.

Java已经获得了2015年的TIOBE指数的语言奖。这是因为Java2015年人气增幅最大(+ 5.94%)。 Java成为冠军, Visual Basic.NET(+ 1.51%)和Python(+ 1.24%)紧随其后。乍一看,这似乎令人惊讶的是一个古老的语言Java赢得这个奖项。特别是如果你考虑到Java获得同一奖项是整整10年前。退一步讲,Java是目前在企业后端市场排名第一的仍然在增长的移动应用开发市场(安卓)。此外,Java已经成为集现代语言的特性,如lambda表达式和流的语言。Java的未来是光明的。

Java’s rise goes hand in hand with Objective-C’s decline (-5.88%). Apple’s announcement to replace Objective-C by Swift some time ago was the main cause of this fall. It was expected that Swift would gain as much popularity as Objective-C left behind, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. This is also observed in practice: TIOBE’s customers are not eagerly migrating to Swift yet. Apart from Objective-C, (-1.08%) and Oracle’s PL/SQL (-1.00%) also lost ground in 2015. Other interesting changes are: Groovy (from #82 to #17), Erlang (from #89 to #35), Haskell (from #96 to #39) and Rust (from #126 to #47), whereas Go, Hack and Clojure are about to enter the top 50.

的上涨齐头并进,Objective-C的跌幅(-5.88%)。苹果公司宣布Swift替换Objective-C的前一段时间是今年秋天的主要原因。据预计,Swift将获得尽可能多的普及将Objective-C甩在身后,但不会出现这种情况。在实践中:TIOBE的客户并不急于迁移到Swift呢。除了Objective-C,php(-1.08%)和Oracle的PL / SQL(-1.00%)也有所下跌,2015年其他有趣的变化是:Groovy(从#82至#17),Erlang(从#89至# 35),Haskell(从#96至#39)和Rust(从#126?#47),而Go,Hack和Clojure的即将进入前50名。

So what is the outlook for 2016? I expect that Java, PHP (with the new 7 release), and Swift will be the top 10 winners for 2016. Scala might gain a permanent top 20 position, whereas Rust, Clojure, Julia and TypeScript will also move up considerably in the chart.


The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

TIOBE 编程语言社区排行榜是编程语言流行趋势的一个指标,每月更新,这份排行榜排名基于互联网上有经验的程序员、 课程和第三方厂商的数量。排名使用著名的搜索引擎(诸如 Google、MSN、Yahoo!、Wikipedia、YouTube 以及 Baidu 等)进行计算。

The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here.
该指数可以用来检查你的编程技能是否仍然是最新的或作出什么开始建立一个新的软件时,编程语言应采取的战略决策。在 TIOBE 指数的定义可以在这里找到。