Ruby declared TIOBE's Programming Language of the Year 2006!


I just posted this to the O’Reilly Ruby blog and John L. suggested I
should cross-post it here as well:

Ruby is now in the top ten languages in the TIOBE
and has been declared Programming Language of the Year for
2006 it had the largest
popularity increase in 2006 of all the languages

We are glad to announce that Ruby has become "Programming Language of
Year 2006″. Ruby has the highest popularity increase in a year of all
programming languages (+2.15%). Runner up this year is JavaScript with
+1.31%. Both languages are boosted by their corresponding frameworks,
On Rails and Ajax. This might be a new trend. In the recent past it was
necessary to have a large company behind the language to get it in the
spotlight (Sun with Java, Microsoft with C#), but nowadays a killer app
appears to be sufficient. Viral marketing via the Internet works! The
winners of the last 2 years, PHP and Java, are the losers of this year.
Other trends that are observed are the growth of dynamically typed
and the fact that the difference in popularity between languages is

This is awesome… 'nuf said.