C overwhelmingly proved the most popular programming language for thousands of new open-source projects in 2008, according to license tracker Black Duck Software.


And i bullshit you not, C really dominated 2008:



As you can see from google trends Java has been above C in popularity for quite some years but starting with 2008 C regained its rightfully owned Godfather of Languages title. Many causes for this are flowing through my mind but i am just going to mention one: Embedded Devices.

C will never die! The following fair usage of Google Trends will show you why you shouldn't worry that C will disappear overnight. :wink: