Ruby declared TIOBE's Programming Language of the Year 2006!

by Curt Hibbs

Ruby is now in the top ten languages in the TIOBE index, and has been declared Programming Language of the Year for 2006 because it had the largest popularity increase in 2006 of all the languages tracked:

We are glad to announce that Ruby has become "Programming Language of the Year 2006". Ruby has the highest popularity increase in a year of all programming languages (+2.15%). Runner up this year is JavaScript with +1.31%. Both languages are boosted by their corresponding frameworks, Ruby On Rails and Ajax. This might be a new trend. In the recent past it was necessary to have a large company behind the language to get it in the spotlight (Sun with Java, Microsoft with C#), but nowadays a killer app appears to be sufficient. Viral marketing via the Internet works! The winners of the last 2 years, PHP and Java, are the losers of this year. Other trends that are observed are the growth of dynamically typed languages and the fact that the difference in popularity between languages is getting less.

This is awesome... 'nuf said.


2007-01-08 21:13:26

Fantastic news for this start of the year. That's thanks to all the Ruby geeks just writing about their passion in 2006.

A special thank you to you, Curt for your Instant series of installation packages and your tutorials, and O'Reilly for helping out too.

I believe 2007 will be a year where we'll see a growth in open source web-site engines based on Ruby.

Best wishes for 2007!


2007-11-13 06:49:13
great news. east or west ruby is the best. ruby lets u do anything and everything so go ruby !!!