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Java remains the most popular programming language. At least that's the case if you follow the latest TIOBE index results which show Java remaining at the top spot. The latest chart is a big indication of the popularity of mobile app development, and the trends that have surrounded this branch of software over the last few months.

Android's surge in popularity has surely been a contributing factor to Java's continued dominance in the index. You'll see that the main movement in the index has been Objective-C, which has jumped 2.35%, no doubt as a result of the update to Apple's terms.  Another side effect to this is that Javascript and Ruby have both dropped - both languages are popular for cross-compilation approaches to iPhone development.

Another interesting trend I see in these ratings is that it's Java and C that have the top share (both around the 18% mark) while all other languages are 10.75% and below.

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