Top 10 Fastest Growing Programming Languages in 2016

Top 10 Fastest Growing Programming Languages in 2016

Lets start by checking the growth of programming languages from the year 2013 to 2015.



Biggest losers in last 3 years:

PHP – Down to 3.6% in the year 2015 from 7.3% in the year 2013

Java – Down to 19.6% in the year 2015 from 25.8% in the year 2013

C++ – Down to 9.8% in the year 2015 from 12.6% in the year 2013

Ruby – Down to 7.1% in the year 2015 from 9.6 in the year 2013

Biggest Gainers in last 3 years:

Javascript – Up from 3.9% in the year 2013 to 6.5% in the year 2015

C – Up from 4.9% in the year 2013 to 6.1% in the year 2015


A lot of freshers in India want to get in the IT Industry. The primary designation in such an industry is of a “programmer” or “Coder”. You are supposed to write clean code that is logically correct, syntactically well formed; understandable by others and meet the expected output. But the irony is – most of the “so-called programmers” enter into this profession not by choice; but by chance. The biggest motivation is the fast money they can earn from the software profession. But it is proved time and again that people who jump in to the software industry for money, don’t often make it big in the long run. They are either sidelined in to less mainstream functions or they themselves go into software testing and other support functions.

So… How to know if you have a coder inside you?

Simple… just ask yourself if you enjoy programming? Would you do it even if people didn’t pay you for it? Does time flies away when you code with no recollection of whats going around you?

If the answer is yes… chances are you are a programmer. Not by chance; but by choice. And that makes a lot of difference to your attitude or profession as a programmer later in your life.

Here are 10 booming programming languages you must consider this year and start learning to improve your skillset.

Below are listed just a handful of the programming languages which will enable one to get their foot in the door of any company as a developer. Be it for Passion or Profession – here are the top 10 promising programming languages to look out for.


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must LearnIt is latest HTML standard for constructing and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It’s a core technology of the Internet, which was originally proposed by Opera. It is the fifth edition of HTML standard and is still under the process of improvisation, but tons of sites have already started using it.

Its core aim is to improve the language that supports the latest multimedia. It is readably by humans and consistently understood by web browsers, parsers and other devices. It is not only intended to subsume HTML 4, but also XHTML1 and DOM2HTML.

HTML5 Tutorials >>

Ruby on Rails:


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must Learn

Ruby on Rails is the easiest way to get real web applications going. It just looks great for previous Java developers as it can do a lot with the coding complexity, by creating skeleton applications that can be modified easily. Ruby is the programming language and Rails is the web application framework that would put everything online.

One needs to get the hang of Ruby-on-Rails if they really want to develop contemporary web apps over a small span of time!

Ruby On Rails Tutorials >>


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must Learn

It is a scripting language that is intended for developing embedded applications. Tcl has gained acceptance on its own; it is generally used for prototyping rapidly, scripted applications, GUIs and testing as well.

It is used on embedded system platforms in its full form as well as in other small-footprints, and is yet to get enough acclamation.

TCL Tutorials >>

C# (C-Sharp):

12 Booming Programming Languages You Must Learn

C# is a multi-paradigm programming language that encompasses strong typing, declarative, imperative, functional, generic, component-oriented, and object-oriented, programming disciplines. It was initially created by Microsoft within its .NET initiative and later it was approved by Ecma and ISO. It is one of the programming languages to be designed for Common Language Infrastructure.


C#Sharp Tutorials >>


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must Learn

It is a reflective object-oriented programming language that has added Smalltalk-style messaging to C programming language. Currently, it’s used basically on Apple’s Mac OS X and iOS. It was originally the main language on NeXT’s OS, so it’d certainly add some value to your portfolio especially if you’re into mobile/iPhone app development field.

Objective-C Tutorials  >>


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must Learn

Clojure is a new dialect of Lisp programming language. It is a general-purpose language that supports interactive development encouraging a functional programming style.
It also simplifies the multithreaded programming.

It runs on Java Virtual Machine, CLR and can be compiled to JavaScript.

Clojure Tutorials >>


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must Learn

The language seems to have some good impact on StackOverflow and GitHub.

It is having a solid Tiobe ranking as there is a boom for Lua now, but it’s yet to gain enough publicity in the market.
LUA Tutorials >>


PHP is probably the most popular scripting language on the web. PHP is known as a server-sided language. That’s because the PHP doesn’t get executed on your computer, but on the computer you requested the page from(a web server). The results are then handed over to you, and displayed in your browser.

PHP is available for the two most popular Web server configurations (IIS running on Windows NT and Apache running on UNIX).


PHP Tutorials >>


12 Booming Programming Languages You Must LearnPerhaps the most consistently growing programming language over the last decade in the history of software industry. Python is a general purpose, high-level programming language; its design philosophy emphasize on code readability. It boasts of remarkable power with a very clear syntax and its standard library is comprehensive in itself.

It is used as identification for block delimiters and is unique and popular among the new programming languages that web developers use, in the current times. Python is a fantastic 1st time programming language to learn.

Python Tutorials >>



Clearly, majority of the programming languages that are growing at a fast pace are open source based. Most of them run on the open source Linux based Apache Server. Also with Apache Hadoop and Big data boom; there is a lot to learn and implement with Open Source Tools.

So, if you really want to establish your identity as an excellent programmer today, you got to learn these new programming languages, and add some weight to your portfolio, and outshine the world!

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  • What does the size, stated %, and position/ height of each circle actually mean? Kind of lame to post a graph like this without a legend. Otherwise a great article; motivated me to download clojure and buy a book on exotic languages: 7 languages in 7 weeks.

    tan Reply
  • haha. where does the data in the graphic come from.
    what a piece of reliable information this article is.

    seriously it is hard to believe that C + C++ account for less such a small figure. and when you see the majority of the languages are for web development, you see javascript with only 3%.
    i also can’t believe ruby is higher than php in the rank.

    shoot Reply
  • Hello good Afternoon

    Going to start learning the language of Programming

    Which is the best langauge to start for long term progress

    i realy apriciate if someone will answer

    Thank you

    Peter jr.

    Peter Bulatao Reply
    • For beginners Python is simple and powerful language to code at the same time!

      Learnpact Reply
  • The problem with this list of most popular coding languages is that it is based 100% on which language a code submission is made in on
    That is not representative of the programming public as a whole.
    Codeeval uses two criteria that are a big part of the ‘score’ a code submission has.
    One criteria is how fast the code runs on their linux server.
    Another criteria is how small the memory footprint is on their linux server.
    Those two criteria greatly favor some languages over others!

    So…. If you do a few code submissions in different languages on you will quickly learn which language is ‘preferred’ to give a higher score, so will do future submissions in that language.

    There are other stumbling blocks to certain languages. For example, since all code has to run on a linux server, any C# submission has to run in mono. So much for the latest/greatest language features! is not a valid source for popularity of programming languages at all.

    Mark J. Reply

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