Go re-enters TIOBE’s top 10 programming languages

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Programming language Go appears to be making a resurgence as it re-enters TIOBE’s top 10 list.

TIOBE creates its programming language popularity list using search data across 25 different engines. The methodology has been regularly criticised but suffices as a rough guide of the interest in each language.

Go was created by Google and often lingers just outside of the top 10 on the TIOBE Index. The language was last in the top 10 in July 2017.

In the March 2023 edition of the TIOBE Index, Go has once again managed to breach the top 10. The language was in 11th place a month earlier.

Here are the top 20 languages for March 2023 according to the index:

RankingProgramming LanguageRatings
6Visual Basic4.75%
11Assembly language1.11%
13Delphi/Object Pascal1.06%
15Classic Visual Basic0.98%

Paul Jansen, CEO of TIOBE Software, commented:

“Engineers appear to love the Go programming language. What makes it stand out? Go is not revolutionary, but its strength is in combining the right features. It has built-in concurrency and garbage collection, is statically typed and has good performance.

It also helps that Go is backed-up by the Google company. This improves the long-term trust in the language.

Popular applications such as Docker and Kubernetes have been developed using Go. The real test now will be whether Go can remain in the regularly-changing number 10 position or climb further up the rankings.

(Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)

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