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The 2018 Top ProgrammingLanguages

 
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Kenneth_Smith



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: The 2018 Top ProgrammingLanguages Reply with quote

Interesting ranking of programming languages that might stimulate some discussion on here.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/the-2018-top-programming-languages?
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Robert



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to wonder about the statistics if Assember is 10th.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have a hole in their methodology

https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/ieee-top-programming-languages-2018-methods

and need to add the sites where people download software like CNET/Download.com
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There must also be a question about which languages are used for frivolous things, and which for something useful ...
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John-Silver



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 'methodology' used remains secret - just posting the 'metrics' used doesn't tell how the various measures were weighted.
There might be a right boo-boo or 3 in there which throw the assessment off track.
Search statistics on various sites are no measure of programming language popularity.
'The top programmig languges' should reveal those that people actually programme with , not just 'use' programs written with a particular language.

The classicfication of say Matlab as a 'programming language' is dodgy to say the least ! It may have a 'scripting language' but that's not programming !

Maybe it's just a prorammers clique survey - only computer programmers could come up with something so clearly inconclusive !

I wonder which programming language they used to graph the results with . Maybe gnuplot - that's a scripting language - whatever's good enough for Matlab is good enough for gnuplot
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scripting language snobbery? Python and JavaScript are scripting languages -- at least they are thought of that way
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we need a distinction here between computer programmers' programming language and programming languages used by real people Wink, usually engineers, or cademics, of one discpline or another ! Smile
Ease of use rules. KO. Smile
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