Programming languages: why this former favorite is tumbling down the rankings
PHP, a popular programming language for web and backend development, was once one of the most popular languages. Still, it’s showing signs of declining rankings, according to software testing company Tiobe.
“PHP was once the master of web programming, but now it faces stiff competition in this area. This does not mean that PHP is dead. There are still a lot of small and medium businesses that rely on PHP. PHP will fall further but at a very slow pace, ”notes Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen.
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Tiobe bases its ranking on queries made on several search engines for programming languages. This is one of the many sources developers can use to track which languages are worth investing time in learning.
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The rest of the top 20 includes Classic Visual Basic, Groovy, Ruby, Swift, R, Perl, Delphi, Go, Fortran, and MATLAB.