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LiveCode now #49 at the TIOBE Index!

Post by FourthWorld » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:37 pm

As I discussed in the Community keynote at the conference in May, I've been tracking LC's presence on the TIOBE Index for the last two years.

Each month TIOBE ranks the world's most popular programming languages by evident use. Only the first 50 are listed with specific rankings, while the bottom 50 are listed in one grouping because, while those are more popular than the other hundreds of languages not on the list at all, their usage share difference is seen as too small to rank individually.

In 2018 LC broke new ground by appearing on the TIOBE Index a solid majority of months, and for 2019-to-date LC has been on the list every month. It's been rewarding to see the good, steady progress, even if only in the lower 50.

But this month LC broke new ground:

For the first time since I've been tracking TIOBE, LC IS NOW IN THE UPPER 50, ranked as the 49th most popular language!

https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

This reflects very well on the core LC team for producing such a capable toolkit, and on you, the members of this community, for using LC to make great software, and spreading the word on how you did it.

Kudos all around!
Richard Gaskin
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Re: LiveCode now #49 at the TIOBE Index!

Post by bogs » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:59 am

Congrats all round
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Re: LiveCode now #49 at the TIOBE Index!

Post by AndyP » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:19 am

I think that the important takeaway here is that no matter how the index is calculated Livecode has moved into a position where it can be listed as Livecode and not just lumped in with the remaining last 50 languages. This gives Livecode more visibility which can only be good news for Livecode and all of us.

The TIOBE index is referenced by tech journalists when deciding on articles such as ' which programming language should you use ' and ' why is such and such language so popular ' so hopefully we may see more exposure from this, all good.
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Re: LiveCode now #49 at the TIOBE Index!

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Well said, Andy. Thank you.

For the questions that may arise regarding TIOBE's methodology:

As a general rule, I ignore any ranking or polling publisher who doesn't disclose their methodology. Thankfully TIOBE is not among those.

TIOBE publishes their definition on this page, linked to from near the top of their Index page:

https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/progr ... efinition/

Additionally, there's an FAQ in the bottom portion of that Index page I'd linked to, which provides some further useful background:

https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

Like any means of assessing complex multivariate phenomena in a single index, no doubt their ranking is imperfect. But it's become an industry go-to because so far it's the best we have.
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