Thanks to the popularity of the iPad and iPhone, the Objective-C language has overtaken C++ in Tiobe’s monthly assessment of programming language popularity, reports “InfoWorld” (

Objective-C, the language used for developing applications to run on Apple’s mobile devices, was ranked the third most-popular language in the July edition of the Tiobe Programming Community Index, followed by C++ in fourth place. The index has Objective-C used by 9.335% of developers and C++ used by 9.118 percent. The two languages swap rankings from last month, when C++ was used by 9.358% of developers and Objective-C by 9.094%, notes “InfoWorld.”