Programming Language C++ is doing well in the TIOBE Index than PYTHON.

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This month C++ is back at position 3, swapping places with Python. This is certainly not because Python is in decline: Python is scoring all time highs almost every month. It is just that C++ is also getting more and more popular.

C++ is still far away from its popularity in the beginning of this century. It had a market share of more than 15%.

The complexity and the delay of releasing the new language definition C++0x pulled the language back at that time.

That new language standard, eventually named C++11 after its release in 2011. It has made the language much simpler, safer and more expressive at the same time.

It took some extra years before the C++11 standard was adopted because the community had to wait for proper compiler support. But now that the C++11, C++14 and C++17 standards are supported by the most important C++ compilers, i.e. Gcc, Clang and Visual Studio, the popularity of C++ is reviving.

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings

It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date.

Or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here.

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