Boosted by its ties to Android mobile application development, Kotlin is a rising star in the Tiobe language popularity index.The statically typed language developed by JetBrains initially for the Java Virtual Machine, reached the top 50 in the index this month for the first time, ranking 43rd, although it has a rating of just 0.346 percent.
Still, this places Kotlin ahead of other more-established languages such as Groovy and Erlang. Kotlin was ranked 80th just last month.[ Download the InfoWorld quick guide: Learn to crunch big data with R. | Tap the power of Google’s Go language. | InfoWorld looks at 6 best JavaScript IDEs and 22 JavaScript frameworks ready for adoption. ]
Software quality services vendor Tiobe’s index assesses language popularity based on a formula that examines searches in popular search engines such as Google, Wikipedia, Bing, and Yahoo, looking at the number of skilled engineers, courses, and third-party vendors related to a language.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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