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Top Programming Languages Ranked

Posted on 7.09.2014

It seems everyone is interested in learning to code these days, but with which language should you begin?

A new interactive chart from IEEE Spectrum can help, ranking dozens of programming languages by weighting and combining 12 metrics from 10 data sources including Google Search, Google Trends, Github, Stack Overflow, Hacker News, Reddit, Career Builder, Dice, Topsy, and IEEE Xplore.

Future (or current) coders can view which languages are growing most quickly (Java, C, and C++ currently round out the top three), are in the highest demand in the professional workplace, as well as those which are most popular on social sites and open source hubs. It's even possible to filter by language type, such as web, mobile, enterprise or embedded.

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