David N. Welton crunched some statistics and wrote the results up in
Programming Language Popularity
. Take a look to see how
your favorite language rates.
"We examine four sources of information. First, the raw number of results found with Google's search engine. We also look at dollars per click information gleaned from an online advertising service (Overture). In other words, how much it costs you, the advertiser, per click for ads placed with search terms such as java consulting or perl training. In addition, to look at the open source community's take on the situation, we look at projects registered with freshmeat. We also use the Craig's List (http://www.craigslist.org) job search board as a source for rough job statistics.
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