For the first time in the history of TIOBE's index, Java has slipped out of the top two, leaving Python to occupy the spot behind C.
She still sells C shells by the C shore
The TIOBE Programming Community has released an index indicating the popularity of programming languages in which it recognised C as the programming language of the year 2019.
Most popular on Github
Python has climbed over once-dominant Java to become the second most popular language on Microsoft-owned open source code sharing site GitHub.
A developer has even looked at the back of the sofa but there was nothing
Developer Chris Krycho has attracted a fair bit of attention for pointing out that parts of Apple’s software documentation is non-existent.
Amazon Corretto is no cost
Amazon wants to make sure Java is available for free to its users in the long term with the introduction of Amazon Corretto.
$2.50 per month per PC user
Oracle has announced its commercial support program for Java SE (Standard Edition), opting for a subscription model instead of one that has had businesses paying for a one-time perpetual licence plus an annual support fee.
Changing the dog's breakfast
Oracle plans to drop serialisation feature from Java which has been causing it huge security problems.
Pay up or you will not get patches and security updates
Business users of Java SE 8 have been told that they will no longer receive patches and security updates for the software from the beginning of next year, unless they write a cheque for a commercial licence.