Almost a year after Python first topped Tiobe’s programming language popularity index, the language continues to earn high scores among developers.

In the just published Ranking for August 2022, Python once again topped the charts as the most popular programming language, gaining two percentage points from last month to register a 15.42% market share, an all-time high for the language. Python first took the top spot in the index last October, becoming the only language besides Java and C to occupy the number 1 position.

“Python looks unstoppable,” said Tiobe’s commentary accompanying the August index. The Tiobe index is based on a formula that evaluates the results of language searches on leading search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing and websites such as Wikipedia.

“It’s hard to find an area of ​​programming where Python isn’t widely used these days. The only exception is (safety-critical) embedded systems, as Python is typed dynamically and is too slow,” Tiobe commented. Meanwhile, C and C++ are used for embedded systems, said Tiobe, who provides software quality management services.

In other Tiobe index results for August, Rust ranked at number 22, closing in on the top 20, while Carbon, recently touted as a potential successor to C++, entered the index at 192.

The top 10 rankings for the Tiobe index for August were:

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