Python overtakes Java to become the second-most popular programming language

For the first time in the history of TIOBE’s index, Java has slipped out of the top two, leaving Python to occupy the spot behind reigning champion, C.

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The November edition of TIOBE’s top programming languages list holds a surprise: For the first time in its 20-year history, C and Java don’t occupy the top two spots, with Java slipping to third and Python taking its place. 

October’s TIOBE index had C at No. 1 and Java at No. 2, and historically those two languages have simply traded spaces while the rest of the competition battled it out for the privilege to fall in behind the two perennial leaders. With Python finally overtaking Java in popularity, the future could be one in which everything comes up Python. 

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