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. The popular search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.
Objective-C has taken the 6th place in the list this month. I’m impressed that iOS’s popularity has boosted Objective-C that much.
It’s quite nice to know that I have experience in all the top 6 languages, although I haven’t touched Java since college but I’m sure I could get back to it in no time if I had to.