Top Programming Languages
Each of the past three years IEEE Spectrum have conducted a survey of the Top Programming Languages. This year they have done it again and the results are in. The overall winner is Python with C taking out the Embedded Software category.
Here is the overall list covering all development platforms considered.
So Python is the winner and for the first time. It’s continued rise in usage is a testimony to the usefulness of the language and the ecosystem that sits around it. But the top 4, Python, C, Java and C++ are a long way ahead of the rest overall.
Top Embedded Programming Languages
And for Embedded Software development we have.
There has been some discussion around whether Arduino is a Language since it is a platform with a development tool set built around C and some libraries. But this is a compilation of responses from software development practitioners and so they obviously think it is.
The surprise for me is Haskell. Functional Programming is still in its infancy and there is a lot we don’t fully get about it so I was surprised to see it ranking so highly. What would be really useful is to also get an understanding of what types of problems/solutions/applications the programming was being applied to rather than just the language the solution was implemented in.
Of interest is the correlation with the languages we use here at Successful Endeavours. Here is our short list:
The previous results can be found in
Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development, focusing on products that are intended to be Made In Australia. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for more than 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2017 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.