Monday, January 23, 2006

TPCI - TIOBE Programming Community Index

The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system.

This stuff is fun to look at, but I can't believe they so casually recommend picking a programming language based on how many people are currently using it. I think Paul Graham or ESR has a rant about that, somewhere.


if i am reading their algorithm correctly, lots of people complaining about a language e.g. "Java Programming is silly" would actually improve that language's rating. (scott)