The trend has been there. It was a mere two years ago when we mentioned that Python was on the heels of Java. And, we wanted to see a few consistent quarters with it being the case to make sure it was not a temporary surge. The data has shown unequivocally that Python is now the most dominant language. In a world where the new guard always seems to get press, it is an old stalwart that has fended off the up-and-coming crowd.
The first data collection that showed this revelation happened in January of 2019. At that time, Python and Java were nose-to-nose in the results. Over the course of the last year (four quarters), each quarter for Java remained stagnant. A plus-minus of 100 was the outcome. While not losing too much ground, not gaining any either. Meanwhile, those same four quarters have resulted in plus 500 for Python. Needless to say, it remains in growth mode.