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TIOBE - The Software Quality Company. TIOBE Index for May 2017 May Headline: the pack is closing in on Java and C Java and C are in a heavy downward trend since the beginning of 2016.

TIOBE - The Software Quality Company

Both languages have lost more than 6% if compared to last year. So which programming languages are taking advantage of this drop? Well, actually all the other languages. The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. TIOBE Programming Community IndexSource: www.tiobe.com Java Python Visual Basic .NET JavaScript Assembly language Perl Other programming languages The complete top 50 of programming languages is listed below. The Next 50 Programming Languages The following list of languages denotes #51 to #100.

This Month's Changes in the Index Very Long Term History Programming Language Hall of Fame. The future is looking bright for Python – Thomas Stringer – Medium. Stack Overflow recently released a cool new tool called Trends.

The future is looking bright for Python – Thomas Stringer – Medium

This tool allows you to compare Stack Overflow question tags over the course of years. I think the idea behind this tool is the correlation that “the more people ask questions about ThingX, the more that ThingX is being used”, where “ThingX” is anything from a language, OS, framework… whatever. Conveniently enough, Stack Overflow also gives a few “preset” graphs in case you’re lacking creativity at that moment. Check out the Most Popular Languages trend chart. Wow, that’s… noisy? While that’s tough to look at, you can’t deny that’s a ton of really great information. Take 15 seconds and mouse over all the tags, starting from C# and go all the way down to Assembly.

Even the ever-so-popular JavaScript seems like it is on an unexpected decline recently. Note: I’m a huge fan of JavaScript. Long live Python! P.S. Amazon. A Hacker's Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy. Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy.

A Hacker's Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy

In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That lesson carried into today’s America, thanks to our Founding Fathers’ abhorrence for imperialist Great Britain’s unwarranted search and seizure of personal documents. They understood that everyone has something to hide, because human dignity and intimacy don’t exist if we can’t keep our thoughts and actions private. As citizens in the digital age, that is much more difficult. President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of encryption technology and interest in expanding government surveillance have technologists and civil libertarians deeply concerned. As an ethical hacker, my job is to help protect those who are unable, or lack the knowledge, to help themselves. Avoiding Being Tracked.

A New Web Browser for Our Friends – Vivaldi. Opera Founder Launches Vivaldi, a Browser for Demanding Users. After leaving Opera Software ASA in 2010, Jon von Tetzchner didn't expect to be back in the browser-building game.

Opera Founder Launches Vivaldi, a Browser for Demanding Users

But dissatisfaction with current browser options has resulted in today's launch of Vivaldi 1.0, which boasts the most powerful tab-management features around and a Notes feature similar to that in Microsoft's Edge browser. The Vivaldi browser has been downloaded over 1 million times in pre-release builds, and though Version 1 goes final today, von Tetzchner and his geographically far-flung team plan many more feature additions, including an email reader, a syncing feature, and mobile app versions. Browsers that aren't tied to a big tech platform company have a hard time taking hold.

Firefox is the notable exception, nabbing nearly 25 percent of browser market share at its high point. But Opera struggles with less than 2 percent share, and the social-centric Flock was retired. The Notes feature lets you annotate a website with the option to add a file or screenshot. Process Monitor. Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.

Process Monitor

It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit. Overview of Process Monitor Capabilities Process Monitor includes powerful monitoring and filtering capabilities, including: The best way to become familiar with Process Monitor's features is to read through the help file and then visit each of its menu items and options on a live system. Process Monitor.