2016 saw a big spike in the popularity of Go, attributed to the rising importance of Docker and Kubernetes. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes InfoWorld:
Ranked 65th a year ago in the Tiobe Index of language popularity, it has climbed to 16th this month and is on track to become Tiobe’s Programming Language of the Year, a designation awarded to the language with the biggest jump in the index…which gauges popularity based on a formula assessing searches on languages in popular search engines…
The article also cites an alternate set of rankings.
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