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August 1, 2005

Market Trends in Programming Languages

I've seen at least one presentation where Tim O'Reilly (and his team) did a review of book sales and tied them to trends in computing. It just hit me that this might be a pretty decent way to get a sense of where Perl stacks up in the list of languages.

Tim recently wrote about the trends and provided an update. Looks like Java is on top and Ruby, PHP and python are on the rise. It appears that Perl is on a gradual slope down. Will be interesting to see if the trends continue over the next few years.

Posted by mike at August 1, 2005 10:55 PM