However, Dart didnt fare such rise in PYPL. PYPL remarked that “Tiobe criteria for the search “Language + programming” is not particularly meaningful,” reports Jaxenter.
As Jaxenter points out regarding Dart, “Whether this actually emerges as a trend, remains to be seen.”
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TIOBE rankings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written, explains TIOBE.
PYPL on the other hand analyzes how often language tutorials are searched on Google : the more a specific language tutorial is searched, the more popular the language is assumed to be. The raw data comes from Google Trends, so that anyone can verify it, or make the analysis for his own country or other languages.
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