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[link] State of the Octoverse: top programming languages of 2018

Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:42 AM

An interesting look at the numbers coming out of github.

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At the core of every technology on GitHub is a programming language. In this year’s Octoverse report, we published a brief analysis of which ones were best represented or trending on GitHub. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into why—and where—top programming languages are popular.


https://blog.github....ming-languages/
https://octoverse.github.com/

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Re: [link] State of the Octoverse: top programming languages of 2018

Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:01 AM

The first iteration of this writeup seemed... pretty bad. I wonder if somebody ended up actually reading it and revising?

On re-reading, yes, they fixed the part where they confused thread safety for type safety, and the claim that Rust and Kotlin receive developers experienced in C and Java (it was some other weird set of languages which didn't make sense, previously).
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Re: [link] State of the Octoverse: top programming languages of 2018

Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:12 AM

Looks like typical stats blather - throw a bunch of numbers up, pretend they mean something. As my friend Master Brown likes to say, if you don't start with a question, you don't end up with an answer. What was their hypothesis? What question were they trying to ask here?

Also, I'm glad Edward Tufte will never have to look at those visualizations - he'd have to make a saving throw against shock damage.
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