Interestingly, IEEE recently released their rankings for top programming languages in 2017. Topping their list is Python, followed closely by C and Java. For those interested, Ladder Logic comes in at #46 out of 48 languages ranked. Fortran come in at #28.
As we explore the “IIoT Wilderness” this summer, we will take some time to learn these popular languages for IoT – starting with the top of the heap, Python.
See the complete rankings from IEEE here:
IEEE also has an interactive rankings chart available here:
Python, as described at python.org, is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. It is completely free and open-sourced. Python applications are used in web and internet development, scientific and numeric, education and business applications.
Python is also a common language used for Raspberry Pi and Arduino IoT projects.
We’l chart our progress in to learning Python, and see where we can apply Python for IIoT experimentation.