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In the April 2021 edition of the Tiobe Programming Community index, Objective-C, the programming language superseded by Apple's Swift for iOS and macOS app development, dropped off the listing of the top 20 most popular programming languages.

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Objective-C, the programming language superseded by Apple's Swift for iOS and macOS app development, has finally dropped off the top 20 most popular languages, according to the April 2021 edition of the Tiobe Programming Community index

While it's been seven years since Apple released Swift, Objective-C has continued to linger in Tiobe's top 20 list of the world's most popular languages. Objective-C was third on the index in 2014 when Swift arrived.

Tiobe provides software quality analyses for enterprise customers and bases its rankings on the share of total searches for each language according to several popular search engines.

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