The last release of version 9.0 of my beloved Visual Foxpro was way back in in 2004 and last updated in 2007. Right around the time that they announced the last version, Visual Foxpro peaked on the Tiobe Index at #13 in April of 2006.
After that time, Visual Foxpro has fallen through the ranks until we fell into “The Next 50 Programming Languages” section. I had resigned myself to seeing VFP sit there until it eventually dropped off.
Imagine my surprise when I checked the Tiobe Index when Visual Foxpro rose up to #50! What a surprise!
Was it the Southwest Fox Conference? German DevCon? The Prague Foxpro meet up? It may also be related to an adjustment that Tiobe made to the rankings and categorization of the Basic languages. I’m not sure what activity led to Visual Foxpro getting back up in the rankings, but I’m sure glad that it’s there. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Now, we just need to get my new favorite development tool which is Xojo up onto the Tiobe Index. Unfortunately the Xojo developer crowd isn’t a very blogging oriented community.