Apple's Swift cracks RedMonk's top 15 in record time

Apple's Swift cracks RedMonk's top 15 in record time
21-Mar-2017 12:02 INFOWORLD

Swift, Apple's successor language to Objective-C, has made great strides in the latest biannual RedMonk Programming Language Rankings, moving up to a tie for 11th spot, after having been slotted in 17th place in the mid-year 2016 rankings. Released last Friday, the rankings also have Microsoft's TypeScript, Google's Go, and Mozilla Rust making progress. The rankings are based on a recently re-tweaked formula that assesses code usage in GitHub and language discussions in Stack Overflow.[ Get started with functional programming, including examples in F#. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ] Finishing from first to fifth were JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and, tied for fifth, C# and C++. These were the same places these languages held in the June 2016 rankings (although Ruby, which had tied for fifth last time around, slipped to a seventh-place tie with CSS). But it was beyond the top places where RedMonk cited significant movement among some languages.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here