The Top Ten Programming Languages of 2017 According to IEEE

Calling all computer engineers, software engineers, electronics and electrical engineers.


Calling all computer engineers, software engineers, electronics and electrical engineers. In the world of programming, it’s important for people in this field to always be updated with new features, trends, and news about the programming language they are using. So here is the top 10 programming languages for 2017. The list was created by the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers by using 12 metrics from 10 online sources to rank 48 languages.

Calling all computer engineers, software engineers, electronics and electrical engineers. In the world of programming, it’s important for people in this field to always be updated with new features, trends, and news about the programming language they are using. So here is the top 10 programming languages for 2017. The list was created by the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers by using 12 metrics from 10 online sources to rank 48 languages.

Source: IEEE

Number one on the list is Python, which has continued to rise from last year. If you notice, the top four (Python, C, Java, and C++) are pretty close in rank, and are the most popularly used. In the rankings last year, C# was replaced by R in the top 5 table, but has now regained the number 5 spot. Also, Apple’s Swift was able to make it to the top 10 this year, considering that it just debuted a few years ago.

The institution’s programming language rankings didn’t see any new entries for two consecutive years now. They said in a recent report “We seem to have entered a period of consolidation in coding as programmers digest the tools created to cater to the explosion of cloud, mobile, and big data applications”.

The ranking process

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An IEEE data journalist combines 12 metrics from 10 different sources on the internet to be able to compose this programming language ranking table. Some of the source contexts that were searched through to gauge the popularity of the languages are open-source code production, social forums as well as job postings.

Social media platforms like Google Trend, Twitter, Reddit, and Stack Overflow were also helpful in finding the most utilized languages. From a list of 300 programming languages from GitHub, was then reduces to the most relevant ones by filtering out the ones that had lower number of searches. This reduced list was once again filtered based on their usability via enterprise, web , mobile, or embedded environments resulting to a new list of languages. The result was Spectrum’s top 48 list of programming languages.

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