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xah@xahlee.org 09-27-2006 03:05 AM

Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
popularity trends.

http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html

Xah
xah@xahlee.org
http://xahlee.org/


MonkeeSage 09-27-2006 03:18 AM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
xah@xahlee.org wrote:
> This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
> indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
> comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
> popularity trends.


Hi Xah (Sigma) Lee,

What's the purpose for cross posting this to several newsgroups? It is
interesting research, I suppose, if you're into that sort of thing
(numbers for the sake of numbers); but what does it have to do with us?

Regards,
Jordan


Jerry Coffin 09-27-2006 04:14 AM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
In article <1159326300.765320.131260@d34g2000cwd.googlegroups .com>,
xah@xahlee.org says...
> This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
> indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
> comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
> popularity trends.


While this "survey" is clearly off-topic and nonsensical, the site is at
least entertaining in one respect. Anybody who can accuse others of
intolerance, then describe a city as "sordid...by the standards of
RIGHTEOUS MEN" [emphasis added], and THEN include pages full of pictures
of porn stars certainly has a personality anyway!

--
Later,
Jerry.

The universe is a figment of its own imagination.

Chung Leong 09-27-2006 04:18 AM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 

xah@xahlee.org wrote:
> This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
> indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
> comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
> popularity trends.
>
> http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html
>
> Xah
> xah@xahlee.org
> ∑ http://xahlee.org/


These charts are a rather misleading I think. The number of newsgroup
postings for a language is inversely proportional to the amount of the
information about it on the internet. When someone can google an answer
to his question, he's not going to start a thread. Thus activity in the
newsgroup is bound to fall over time following a peak, even as interest
in the language remains strong.


Default User 09-27-2006 05:06 AM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
xah@xahlee.org wrote:

> This page gives a visual


Ah, it's been a while since I had a chance to plonk you.





Brian




Default User 09-27-2006 05:06 AM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
MonkeeSage wrote:


> What's the purpose for cross posting this to several newsgroups?


He's a troll.





Brian

benben 09-27-2006 05:58 AM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
> These charts are a rather misleading I think. The number of newsgroup
> postings for a language is inversely proportional to the amount of the
> information about it on the internet. When someone can google an answer
> to his question, he's not going to start a thread. Thus activity in the
> newsgroup is bound to fall over time following a peak, even as interest
> in the language remains strong.
>


The numbers are also affected by accessibility to the newsgroups, you
know, the eternal September effect...

Ben

Jerry Stuckle 09-27-2006 03:52 PM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
benben wrote:
>> These charts are a rather misleading I think. The number of newsgroup
>> postings for a language is inversely proportional to the amount of the
>> information about it on the internet. When someone can google an answer
>> to his question, he's not going to start a thread. Thus activity in the
>> newsgroup is bound to fall over time following a peak, even as interest
>> in the language remains strong.
>>

>
> The numbers are also affected by accessibility to the newsgroups, you
> know, the eternal September effect...
>
> Ben


I'm not sure everyone takes the time to search the internet for an
answer - at least I see a lot of questions which could be easily
answered by a quick google search. But the point is well taken - some
people do.

I would also argue that the numbers are affected by the complexity of
the language (the more complex a language, the more likely people will
have questions about it), other good resources on the net (i.e. forum
sites with lots of traffic), the number of good books on the subject,
availibiltiy of adult education classes, which leg my dog decided to
lift this morning, the color of the next car which pulls in to the
parking lot and a bunch of other things I haven't even though of.

--
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jstucklex@attglobal.net
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jmcgill 09-27-2006 05:31 PM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 
xah@xahlee.org wrote:
> This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
> indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
> comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
> popularity trends.


This would make a lot more sense if it included
comp.lang.java.programmer instead of comp.lang.javascript

jjds101@yahoo.com 09-27-2006 06:54 PM

Re: Computer Language Popularity Trend
 

jmcgill wrote:
> xah@xahlee.org wrote:
> > This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as
> > indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a
> > comprehensive or fair survey, but does give some indications of
> > popularity trends.

>
> This would make a lot more sense if it included
> comp.lang.java.programmer instead of comp.lang.javascript


Hasn't it annoyed enough groups already?



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