Bill's random thoughts...
Latest TOIBE analysis shows VB on the up ! VB 11.7 %, C# 3.8%
A few different ways of reading their results:
(a) (the obvious) VB is still more popular than C#
(b) Dot Net languages (VB & C#) are actually number 2. But I think maybe a goodly proportion of the VB percentage is VB Classic.
(c) C-based languages (C & C++) are actually number 1
I am glad to see that VB is doing well. It is also interesting to note that the top 3 languages are declining.
Obviously there's a lot of people out there who's only capable of reading psuedo code :p
I think RunAsRadio or was it DNR that had a show not too long ago about VB and the uptake..
it would however be better to see which of the languages are .Net based? and i cannot believe that PHP and Perl is rated in the same class as the other ones..they're scripting languages...like jscript and vbscript :) oh, and i hate those too...
i'm sure you expected me to troll in here sooner or later Bill :)
Hi Brian, yeh I can see you're obviously still sick <g>
The graph is actually kind of useless when it comes to comparing languages due to the poor methodology. What it is useful for is looking at trends: as in if any language is on the up or decline.
The reason it's flawed is they search for various keywords for some languages, like you obviously need to for VB, Visual Basic etc. They then take the highest out of them, *NOT* the sum. Neither is correct of coure, they really need to take the mutual exclusive sum.
And, on a quick google search, there clearly are terms for some languages that they aren't using, that provide higher hits than the ones they are using. So language like Java, where there's little use of other phrases, and even J2EE pages typically include the term Java, appear vastly more popular to other languages.
So it really is more "what's in a name ?" ;)