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Programming Language Trends

Just found this link to programming languages, their use, and their trends.

I guess the metrics are gathered using popular internet search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN).

Java taking the #1 spot is probably attributed to the explosion of web services over the last few years, coupled with its built-in cross platform UI and other APIs. C is at #2 probably because of the Linux kernel, popularity in embedded software, and the *nix utilities and ubiquity of open source projects. At #3 is C++, which with C# and VB make up the languages made popular by Microsoft in Visual Studio.

All the others can pretty much be isolated to either niche environments (MATLAB, Objective C), the web (Javascript, Ruby) or as utilities (Perl, BASH, Python), so they won't have as much exposure.


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