Python is the top programming language this year again, according to the recently released list on top programming languages in 2020 by IEEE. The yearly list by IEEE, which is the largest professional organisation devoted to engineering and applied science, ranks the popularity of dozens of programming languages on various platforms.
The list of rankings can be selected on the basis of what is trending, languages that are in demand by employers, languages popular on open-source hubs and more. It also allows users to make their own ranking by adjusting the weights using the “Create Custom Ranking” option.
The ranking also takes into account the language types:
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- Web: languages used for developing websites and applications
- Enterprise: languages used in the enterprise, desktop and scientific applications
- Mobile: languages used for applications on mobile devices
- Embedded: and those used to program device controllers.
Python also ranks on the top across languages that are in demand by employers and on open-source hubs. While Java is the most trending language after Python, C stands second to Python in languages that are in demand by employers.
As per IEEE, the ranking was created by weighting and combining 11 metrics from eight different sources such as CareerBuilder, GitHub, Google, Hacker News, the IEEE, Reddit, Stack Overflow, and Twitter.