Re-posted from: http://juliacomputing.com/blog/2016/09/12/tiobe-index.html
Julia has taken its place among the top 50 computer programming languages, according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index, an index of the world’s most popular programming languages:
Julia Enters Top 50 for the First Time
It was a matter of time until Julia would hit the top 50. This month it did so. The Julia programming language is meant for numerical computing. It combines functional programming paradigms with high speed. In other words, readable and stable code that performs. Chances are high that Julia will gain even more popularity [during] the next few months.
Julia is the simplest, fastest and most powerful numerical computing language available today. Julia combines the functionality of quantitative environments such as Python, R, MATLAB, SAS, SPSS and Stata, with the speed of production programming languages like Java and C++ to solve big data and analytics problems. Julia delivers dramatic improvements in simplicity, speed, capacity, and productivity for data scientists, algorithmic traders, quants, scientists, and engineers who need to solve massive computational problems quickly and accurately.
Julia offers an unbeatable combination of simplicity and productivity with speed that is thousands of times faster than other mathematical, scientific and statistical computing languages.
Partners and users include: Intel, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Lincoln Laboratory (MIT), The Moore Foundation and a number of private sector finance and industry leaders, including several of the world’s leading hedge funds, investment banks, asset managers and insurers.
About the TIOBE Programming Community Index
The TIOBE Programming Community Index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. For more information, please visit www.tiobe.com.