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guess-the-programming-languageShort Bytes: Based upon the data from Google Trends, fossBytes has brought to you the list of most popular programming languages of 2015. The list is dominated by languages like Java, Python, C, and others. 

The learn to code movement gained a wave of great interest in the recent years. The year 2015 wasn’t any exception and people became more aware about the skills they can acquire by learning programming languages. With changing technology, the needs of industry changes and it’s reflected in the popularity trends of programming languages.

For a developer, one of the biggest challenges is to recognize his/her needs and learn the right programming language accordingly. Over the course of year 2015, we have seen various lists of the most popular programming languages that ranked these languages using different criteria. At fossBytes, we have used the Google Trends data to rank these languages and prepare our year-end list.

Based upon the Google Trends data, as shown in the graphs below, we can clearly see that Java was searched the most throughout 2015. As a result, Java is at the #1 spot at out list of the most popular programming languages.

However, things changed in November when python surpassed Java to become the most searched programming language after closely following it at the #2 spot. Looking at the past trends, we observe that the popularity of python has witnessed an increase over the past year and it’s being reflected clearly in the graph.

The next spots are taken by the C and C++ as they claim the #3 and #4 spots, respectively. Javascript claimed the #5 spot as it continues to rule the web.

Take a look at the graph below:

most popular porgrammong language 2015

The next four spots are claimed by PHP, Ruby, C#, and CSS.

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Just three weeks ago, Apple made its Swift programming language open source. The language has managed to earn a respectable place in the list of programming languages in a short span of time. Swift claims the #10 position on the list.

Here’s the complete list:

Programming Language People Wanted To Learn The Most In 2015:

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  1. Java
  2. Python
  3. C
  4. C++
  5. JavaScript
  6. PHP
  7. Ruby
  8. C#
  9. CSS
  10. Swift

Which programming language did you learn this year? Tell us in the comments below.

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

57 thoughts on “10 Most Popular Programming Languages of 2015 | fossBytes”

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    CSS is a technology and not a programming language in a true sense of the word.
    Though it’s an essential component of everything which has to do with HTML.
    Will continue with learning JS prolly for the coming year as well

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    The year 2015 was really a good year for me. I solidified my knowledge base on C#, and added new web languages like PHP, CSS3 & HTML5. Will get even better in 2016. Can’t wait to roll it off

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    Looks like my analytic skills are totally dumb :P . . How PHP with 70 points is on 6th position while JAVA is on 1st with 76 points and CSS is on 5th position with 42 points. . How possible?

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    Why every single editor out there has an horrible UI? I mean.. even with themes they look terrible. Look at the post’s picture.. It’s so clean!

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    Python looks more popular to move in either web or desktop based. Easy to learn and have lots of modules built in and reusable

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    I just wish I was as intelligent as some of you. No college. I am trying to learn Python now. I want to learn all I can. I am hoping Python was the best first step I could have ever made.

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    CSS is a technology and not a programming language in a true sense of the word.
    Though it's an essential component of everything which has to do with HTML.
    Will continue with learning JS prolly for the coming year as well

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    The year 2015 was really a good year for me. I solidified my knowledge base on C#, and added new web languages like PHP, CSS3 & HTML5. Will get even better in 2016. Can't wait to roll it off

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    Looks like my analytic skills are totally dumb :P . . How PHP with 70 points is on 6th position while JAVA is on 1st with 76 points and CSS is on 5th position with 42 points. . How possible?

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    I guess you are not aquainted with how Google Trends works. It's allows a comparative analysis among 5 or lesser items at a single time. There are two subgroups in two graphs that should not be mixed directly. It's relative score.

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