Python replaces Java as second most popular language

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The TIOBE Index has been updated for the month of November and it has ranked Python as the second most popular programming language overtaking Java. C has held onto its first-place position and even saw a slight increase in its popularity compared to last month.

Peter Jansen, the CEO of TIOBE Software which runs the TIOBE Index, said that for the first time in nearly 20 years, C and Java don’t make up the top two positions. Jansen said that people put Python’s popularity down to “booming” fields such as data mining, AI and numerical computing but Jansen feels as though Python’s popularity is more to do with general demand.