Java, C++ slip in popularity as domain-specific languages spread

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Are Java and C++ slipping in popularity? One language index says they are, although both skill sets still are in demand for developer jobs.

The Tiobe Index this month has both languages plunging to depths they’ve never reached before. “Java and C++ are at an all-time low in the Tiobe index since its start in the year 2001. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Java and C++ are on their way out. There is still a huge demand for these programming languages,” Tiobe says. Based on a formula that analyzes searches on languages on a number of sites, Java’s rating in the September index was 14.14 percent; C++ had a rating of 4.67 percent. Overall, Java ranked second in popularity, while C++ came in fourth.

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