September 23, 2020

PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language: Java and Python gap widened

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The PYPL list for Oct has been released. PYPL is a very popular reference metric. The ranking of its ranking data is based on the relevant search frequency of the list object on Google. The original data comes from Google Trends. The higher the search frequency, the more popular it is.

Compared with last month, in addition to the last two positions, the top 20 programming languages ​​in the list remain unchanged. The top five continue to be firmly occupied by Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, and PHP. Python is gaining momentum, its share continues to rise, and its share of search is almost 30%.

Although the ranking of programming languages ​​after ten is stable, competition is still fierce. The most eye-catching is Kotlin, which was upgraded from the three green arrows of last month to the four green arrows of the month. Others that continue to rise are TypeScript, Go, and Rust.

Finally, return to the top two of the list: Python and Java, accounting for 29.49% and 19.57% respectively. It can be observed from the trend tables of the two that the long-term popularity of Java has not changed much, and the downward trend has gradually become apparent in recent years. Python continues to grow, catching up with Java in April last year when both searches accounted for 22%. At present, as Java accounts for 20%, the gap between it and Python is getting bigger and bigger. It’s clear that Python is becoming more popular today, which means more and more people want to understand and learn the language.