Top 100 Most Popular Programming Languages Of 2016

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    Short Bytes: You might be familiarized with the top programming languages like C++, Java, Python, JavaScript etc., but there exists a vast pool of programming languages that you need to know about. All these languages have different strengths and applications that should be studied before learning them. Here, we are sharing a list of the top 100 most popular programming languages of 2016.

    From time to time, we keep telling you which programming you should learn to make a career that you love. As a novice programmer, choosing a trending programming language is one of the biggest choices that a person makes.

    Various websites dedicated to the programming community keep releasing their programming language indexes throughout the year. With each passing year, they have a larger set of programming languages to choose from.

    In December 2015, we shared our own list of the most popular programming languages that dominated the year 2015 using the search trends on Google.

    As we’re in the sixth month of 2016, it’s a good idea to take a look at the most popular programming languages at the moment. Here, we are sharing theTIOBE Programming Community Index.

    This rating is based on multiple factors like the number of skilled engineers, third party vendors, and courses. TIOBE also uses popular search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. to calculate its ratings.

    Here’s the list of top 20 programming languages:

    Jun 2016 Jun 2015 Change Programming Language Ratings Change
    1 1 Java 20.794% +2.97%
    2 2 C 12.376% -4.41%
    3 3 C++ 6.199% -1.56%
    4 6 [​IMG] Python 3.900% -0.10%
    5 4 [​IMG] C# 3.786% -1.27%
    6 8 [​IMG] PHP 3.227% +0.36%
    7 9 [​IMG] JavaScript 2.583% +0.29%
    8 12 [​IMG] Perl 2.395% +0.64%
    9 7 [​IMG] Visual Basic .NET 2.353% -0.82%
    10 16 [​IMG] Ruby 2.336% +0.98%
    11 11 Visual Basic 2.254% +0.41%
    12 23 [​IMG] Assembly language 2.119% +1.36%
    13 10 [​IMG] Delphi/Object Pascal 1.939% +0.07%
    14 14 Swift 1.831% +0.39%
    15 5 [​IMG] Objective-C 1.704% -2.64%
    16 13 [​IMG] R 1.540% +0.02%
    17 15 [​IMG] MATLAB 1.447% +0.01%
    18 17 [​IMG] PL/SQL 1.346% +0.12%
    19 26 [​IMG] D 1.063% +0.45%
    20 18 [​IMG] COBOL 1.048% +0.10%
    (Source: TIOBE Index)
    TIOBE notes that about 10 years ago, the first eight languages covered about 80% market. Today, with the popularity of other languages, this percentage has declined to 55%.

    As you can see in the list, Java continues to hold the top spot (as we predicted) with a rating of 20.794%, followed by C and C++.

    The programming languages that scored less than 1% score, including the likes of Go, Scala, Dart, and Lua, have been listed in the following list for positions 21-50:

    Position Programming Language Ratings
    21 Fortran 0.956%
    22 Scratch 0.954%
    23 ABAP 0.917%
    24 Dart 0.890%
    25 SAS 0.842%
    26 Groovy 0.837%
    27 Transact-SQL 0.784%
    28 Lisp 0.673%
    29 Ada 0.665%
    30 Scala 0.613%
    31 Lua 0.608%
    32 Logo 0.511%
    33 Prolog 0.471%
    34 Scheme 0.462%
    35 RPG (OS/400) 0.417%
    36 LabVIEW 0.410%
    37 OpenEdge ABL 0.401%
    38 Erlang 0.388%
    39 Haskell 0.334%
    40 Alice 0.322%
    41 Apex 0.287%
    42 Bash 0.286%
    43 F# 0.278%
    44 Q 0.271%
    45 Ladder Logic 0.258%
    46 Rust 0.258%
    47 Awk 0.236%
    48 Go 0.209%
    49 (Visual) FoxPro 0.201%
    50 VBScript 0.198%
    (Source: TIOBE Index)
    The final batch of the programming languages i.e. languages holding positions 51-100, has been listed in the alphabetical order as their differences are relatively very small:

    Top Programming languages 50-100
    ABC, ActionScript, APL, AutoLISP, BBC BASIC, bc, Bourne shell, C shell, cg, CL (OS/400), Clojure, Common Lisp, cT, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, EXEC, Factor, Forth, Hack, Icon, IDL, Inform, Io, Ioke, J, Julia, Korn shell, Maple, Mathematica, Mercury, ML, MQL4, MS-DOS batch, NATURAL, NXT-G, OCaml, OpenCL, Oz, Pascal, PL/I, PowerShell, REXX, Simulink, Smalltalk, SPARK, SPSS, Stata, Tcl, Verilog, VHDL
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    Hackers Show How To Hack Anyone’s Facebook Account Just By Knowing Phone Number

    Short Bytes: By exploiting the SS7 flaw, a hacker can hack someone’s Facebook account just by knowing the associated phone number. This flaw allows a hacker to divert the OTP code to his/her own phone and use it to access the victim’s Facebook account. The security researchers, who have explained the hack in a video, advise the users to avoid adding their phone numbers to the public services.

    Facebook hacking is also one of the most commonly searched terms on the internet. However, very often people become a victim of malware while searching for Facebook hacking tools.

    As we continue to deploy new safety measures to secure our online accounts, hackers and security researchers continue to find new ways to control Facebook accounts.

    Recently, we told you how an Indian security researcher spotted a bug in the Facebook website and got $15,000 bug bounty.

    Today, we are going to tell you how hackers can hack any Facebook account just by knowing the associated phone number and exploiting an issue with SS7 network.

    For those who don’t know, SS7 network (Signalling System Number 7) is a communication protocol that’s used worldwide by the cellphone carriers.

    Using a flaw in SS7, hackers can divert the text messages and calls to their own devices. This hacking technique has been shared as a proof-of-concept video by the security researchers from Positive Technologies.

    How To Facebook Account By Knowing Phone Number (Video):
    This flaw affects all Facebook users who have associated a phone number with their Facebook accounts.

    In the demonstration video, the security researchers show that as the first step of the hack, the attacker needs to click on the “Forgot account?” button website’s homepage.

    When Facebook prompts the hacker to enter an email address or phone number, he/she should enter the correct number associated with the account.

    By exploiting the SS7 flaw, the hacker is able to divert the OTP message from Facebook to his/her own computer and use it to login to the victim’s Facebook.

    The researchers list some measures that a user can take to secure his/her Facebook account. They advise people to avoid adding their phone numbers to public services and rely on email for recovery purposes.

    The users are also advised to use 2-factor authentication methods that don’t use SMS texts for sending OTP.

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