C++ has surpassed Java and may soon eclipse C, according to the Tiobe index of programming language popularity. Cobol is back in the top 20.
Also this month, Cobol re-entered the top 20 after a long time outside of it, ranking 20th. Cobol ranked 26th a year ago.
Tiobe’s monthly index is based on a formula that assesses the number of skilled engineers, courses, and third-party vendors related to each programming language worldwide, calculated by examining popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Wikipedia.