Based on the TIOBE Programming Community index, Java is not the number one language in terms of popularity any more.
This index is calculated monthly and it’s based on the number of Skilled engineers world-wide and the number of vendors.
Java has been surpassed by… C! Yes… You read it well.
I’m really astounded by the news that such an “old” language is still so popular, but for some reason this really pleases me.
I only hope that some other language will take the lead soon (clojure?? )
Anyway, for a deeper analysis on this new change of the lead in the programming languages panorama, this is the place to go: TIOBE Index
Source : TIOBE Index