Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Why is [programming language] so...?


I saw an infographic recently called Why is [state] so... and thought it would be interesting to do the same for programming languages. Unfortunately, there's no convenient visualization (like a map) for programming languages, so screen shots will have to do.  Here are a few results for the languages that Google actually recognizes as programming languages.

ASP.NET


C++


C#


Cobol


Erlang


Fortran


Haskell


Java


JavaScript


Lisp


Objective-C


Perl


PHP


Python


Ruby


Smalltalk


VB.NET



As a long-time Java programmer, I'm just pleasantly surprised that "popular" was the top result instead of "slow."

10 comments:

Bob Nemec said...

Thanks for the post... makes my old Smalltalk bones feel better

Anonymous said...

How could you forget C?

Anonymous said...

I like how Erlang seems to be in a contradiction with itself.

Daniël van Eeden said...

You forgot LISP. Also REXX doesn't seem to have any results...which is telling

Unknown said...

Why is SQL so...
fast
powerful
popular
hard

Martin (Chaim) Berlove said...

There seem to be a lot of similarities between languages here. Common experience?

Anonymous said...

Control data point:
"Why is programming so"

Ramchandra Apte said...

Hmm IMO Python docs are good.

Anonymous said...

Poor Objective-C devs...

kenorb said...

I've: why php is so hated