Friday, February 10, 2017

Delphi enters top 10 in the TIOBE Index

The Delphi programming language has been growing a lot lately and it lit some good spark in the whole community with Embarcadero allowing developers to use the Desktop Bridge to make Windows Store apps and with Delphi 10.2 Godzilla having Linux Server support. It is clear that Delphi is turning into something very powerful.

Delphi / Object Pascal has now entered into the rank 9 position on the TIOBE Index for February 2017:
Delphi / Object Pascal - Rank 9 on TIOBE Index

By looking at the following graph it is clear that Delphi have been growing tremendously since 2014:
Delphi / Object Pascal - TIOBE Index growth

I think Embarcadero is on the right path with Delphi at this moment. I think the first big steps towards the 'right' path was when they made the Starter Edition free and brought Windows 10 Store support. I think 2017 will be a great year for Delphi and we can expect this growth to continue for Delphi / Object Pascal.

If you haven't started learning Delphi yet, then I suggest you start now. Here is some resources to help you learn Delphi:


  1. Delphi could rank better if stupid Embarcadero had BiDi support for Right-To-Left languages in Firemonkey...

    1. Write your own component if they cannot support it.

  2. I think Delphi is right now what java was unable to do, so gradually we should see a position reaching 1.

  3. Delphi deserved to be in Top 5, not Top 10.

  4. I don't know if it will reach the top 5, but from 2001 to the present day, Delphi has a pretty respectable track record on TIOBE.

  5. look what I have found,