Delphi is on the TIOBE Programming Community Index for November 2004 with 4 green up arrows!

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The TIOBE Programming Community monthly index lists the popularity of programming languages. The index is calculated each month using a Google and Yahoo web search (+" programming" -tv) and Google newsgroups searches for the last 12 months. The formula that is applied is #(normalized Google web hits) + #(normalized Yahoo! web hits) + #(normalized Google newsgroup hits). The term "normalized" means that the sum of all web hits of the first 50 languages for a query is taken and evenly distributed. If the number of hits for one of the 3 applied queries deviates more than a factor 2 from the results of the previous month, its new value is discarded because the query result is considered to be a temporary anomaly.

I tried the programming language queries myself tonight at 10:40pm Pacfic Time and got the following results using the same query: +" programming" -tv































Language Google Search # Hits Yahoo Search # Hits
Delphi 231,000 216,000
C 1,400,000 988,000
C++ 1,340,000 356,000
C# 188,000 75,300
Java 2,070,000 768,000

The Programming Community Index for November 2004



Paul Jensen, Managing Director of TIOBE Software and the author of the news flash, writes "Because I was really surprised about the revival of Delphi, I asked Delphi expert Bob Swart why. According to him this is mainly because Delphi allows you to program single-source for both win32 and .NET by using VCL, just like CLX enables single-source Delphi development for both Windows and Linux." The article states that "the index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system." I should also add that our Borland Internet newsgroups (available on the Google newsgroup system) are some of the most active developer newsgroups.

Also, each month, the community index article shows a four year trend line for the top ten programming languages. I have captured that picture below.



C# is also listed at number ten in the November report. With the shipping of Delphi 2005 (which supports the Delphi and C# languages), will the index go up in future months? We'll see.


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  • Guest
    Rudy Velthuis Sunday, 28 November 2004

    The November update has this nice note:



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    Because I was really surprised about the revival of Delphi, I asked Delphi expert Bob Swart (http://www.drbob42.com">http://www.drbob42.com ) why. According to him this is mainly because Delphi allows you to program single-source for both win32 and .NET by using VCL, just like CLX enables single-source Delphi development for both Windows and Linux.

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    Well done, Bob!

  • Guest
    sahraoui Thursday, 13 April 2006

    i love your job

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