And that was a peak for Python at #4. Back in 2007, you might remember, TIOBE had named Python "Language of the year". And if we do a quick check on google trends of a good indicator of the popularity worldwide ("learn python"), we see that this is when it started to pick up some steam. For some fun, I'm comparing to "learn java" (ranked #1 on latest TIOBE rating):Dec. 2015 TIOBE index: https://t.co/NRQ13Pi00O My current primary languages #Python at #4, #Rstats at #18 and #Scala at #28.— Francois Dion (@f_dion) December 9, 2015
Let's zoom in and take a closer look at 2015:
It appears it might be overtaking Java there... It is quite early to really see if this is just a fluke, only the next few months will reveal this.
That credit card sized computer thingyWhat is also worth mentioning is that the level of interest in learning Python and the Raspberry Pi seem to follow a similar path, but that will be for a follow up post. See you next year!