Microsoft’s Visual Basic.NET is back as one of the top Programming language

Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET makes TIOBE top fifth most popular programming language

VisualBasic.Net might not be the coolest programming language to know, but it remains popular and has now reached its highest position on the Tiobe index of top programming languages. As it create surprise ranking of December 2018 TIOBE Index it is in top 5 list which was on 7th rank last year. As they started tracking the language from 2001 and today it is on highest position of it’s life time.

After Microsoft announcement that they will do more work on Visual Basic programming language where it is popular. so  they will end the co evolution of VB.net & C#.

What is Visual Basic .Net? (What is VB.Net?)

Visual Basic is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented programming language. According to TIOBE, the reason why its rise is surprising is because not many professional software developers pay a lot of attention to the language.

“It is considered a toy language meant for people who start to learn programming. This is true, but it can’t be denied that there are many programs and applications written in Visual Basic, also in the professional domain. Many dedicated office applications for small and medium enterprises have been developed with this programming language because of its rapid prototyping and because it is easy to pick up,” TIOBE wrote in the report.

As Microsoft not fully supporting now to VB.Net so it will decline very soon… and instead of vb.net they want promote C# as a their primary programming language.

Top 10 Programming Languages as per TIOBE Index

  1. Java
  2. C
  3. Python
  4. C++
  5. Visual Basic .NET
  6. C#
  7. JavaScript
  8. PHP
  9. SQL
  10. Objective-C.

As per our list of top 10 programming language  Visual Basic .Net is now the fifth most popular language, only behind C++, Python, C, and Java.

It’s even ahead of JavaScript, which currently lies in seventh place, down from sixth a year ago. C# meanwhile fell from fifth spot a year ago to sixth this month.

Microsoft’ss plan was to lead with C# for cloud, mobile, and bleeding-edge technologies, while Visual Basic .Net would focus on Windows desktop development, so C# developers will get more functions from Microsoft.

The new strategy caused angst among Visual Basic .Net developers, who feared that Microsoft was going to ‘dumb down’ the language. There was also disappointment that Microsoft offered Xamarin support in C# but not Visual Basic .Net.

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