MQL4 Ranked Among the Most Popular Programming Languages by TIOBE


9 December 2014

We are glad to announce that MQL4 language has been included into TIOBE Programming Community Index for December 2014. This is a monthly indicator of the popularity of programming languages prepared by the Netherlands-based company TIOBE Software BV since 2001.

MQL4 Ranked Among the Most Popular Programming Languages by TIOBE

This is an important event for the automated trading, as entering the reputable and independent TIOBE rating proves that the MQL4 language for developing trading strategies is popular among developers from around the world. Entering the Index is not an easy task, since the candidates need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Turing completeness - a language should be algorithmically complete

  2. availability of a Wikipedia entry devoted to this language

  3. large number of "MQL4 programming" requests on the most popular websites such as Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Bing, Baidu and others

Besides, TIOBE rating also takes into account the number of language specialists, existing courses, third-party vendors supporting the language and the amount of code indexed by search engines. The rating calculation method is described in details here.

We congratulate all MQL4 programmers and Expert Advisor developers on this event!