Python, the high-level, general-purpose programming language notable for using significant whitespace for clear programming on small and large scales is the biggest gainer in the PyPL, PopularitY of Programming Language index, for January 2019.
While the PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index analyzes how often language tutorials are searched on Google, and the more popular the language is determined by the raw data obtained from Google Trends.
The PYPL index saw the rise of Matlab to #10 at at 2.22 percent, gaining huge popularity in the automotive industry, while established languages like Java, C and C++ also saw some gains as the mainstream languages are generally stronger, given that smaller languages are less easy to adopt.
Ruby, on the other hand dropped some places from last year, while F# also dropped from its place even though no explanation can be given for the drops.
PYPL predicts Kotlin would enter the top list this year, as customers are seriously willing to pay for the support and given the huge adoption of Kotlin in the Android mobile app market. With Google haven recently endorsed Kotlin for Android development, and analysts predicting that Kotlin will overtake Java on Android soon.
Kotlin is a little higher in abstraction than Java; also it's designed with mobile in mind from the ground up. In fact, any Android developer without Kotlin skills is at risk of being seen as old fashioned pretty soon.
Python, however remains the biggest gainer in the PYPL index of language popularity in U.S. rising to a 30.14 percent share in January 2019, and it is the first language at most universities as a frequently-taught programming language.