TIOBE language index: Google's Go is the biggest climber
Google's Go programming language, registered the largest amount of growth among all the languages in the TIOBE Programming Community Index over the past year. Go has syntactic similarities to C and Pascal but with type safety, concurrency support and fast compilation. It was introduced in November 2009 as an open sourced language implementation. Go is only 0.01 per cent behind over Apple's Objective-C in the rankings.
Go took off within a month and is now listed as the 13th most popular programming language, coming in at 1.25 per cent. Objective-C, which managed to climb a respectable 25 positions over 2009 and is now listed in the index with a market share of 1.38 per cent.
Started in 2000, the index is calculated using link data to certified programmers, training and software vendors that is assembled for TIOBE via the Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia and YouTube search engines.