What Happened to the Scripting Languages?
An interesting headline on TIOBE for November 2017 underlining the globally rising interest in the statically typed languages. Some good points raised why this may be. Excerpt below.
In any case it should be taken with a pinch of salt seeing Scratch came before Visual Basic and Objective-C :)
TIOBE Index for November 2017
November Headline: What happened to the scripting languages?
There has been a time that dynamically typed languages, also known as scripting languages, were the future. Easy to write, easy to run. Why do you need to declare a variable before you can use it? Why do we have to use all these type annotations all the time? As a consequence, languages such as Perl, Python, PHP and Ruby were very popular in those days.
On the other hand, the statically typed languages responded to the threat of scripting languages by reducing their type verbosity: it all started with the "var" keyword in C#, followed by type inference in Java and auto specifiers in C++. And this is how the big languages always seem to survive: by cherry picking the nice and promising features of their competitors.
|Nov 2017||Nov 2016||Change||Programming Language||Ratings||Change|
|7||6||Visual Basic .NET||2.909%||-0.26%|
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