Once-declining Java cements its lead in language popularity index

Once-faltering Java is beginning to run away with the Tiobe language popularity index, with the language getting a shot in the arm from last year's Java 8 release.

Previously mired in second place behind the C language for more than a year, Java resumed the top spot in the Tiobe index in April and continues to put distance between itself and C.

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