Have Scripting Languages Peaked?

(basi) #1

Ruby is prominently discussed in this thread at LtU. I apologize if
this thread has already been mentioned here (I googled this group and
didn't see it).

http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/897#comment

basi

(Adrian Howard) #2

I have to admit I find the results as stated hard to believe. The usage of Python & PHP in Europe, Middle East and Africa dropping by a /quarter/ in a year would have been pretty obvious I would have thought - and I've seen no signs myself.

If anything I'm noticing more work with scripting/agile/dynamic/whatever languages than there was this time last year.

Adrian

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On 11 Aug 2005, at 02:31, basi wrote:

Ruby is prominently discussed in this thread at LtU. I apologize if
this thread has already been mentioned here (I googled this group and
didn't see it).

http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/897#comment

(Lothar Scholz) #3

Hello Adrian,

Ruby is prominently discussed in this thread at LtU. I apologize if
this thread has already been mentioned here (I googled this group and
didn't see it).

http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/897#comment

I have to admit I find the results as stated hard to believe. The
usage of Python & PHP in Europe, Middle East and Africa dropping by
a /quarter/ in a year would have been pretty obvious I would have
thought - and I've seen no signs myself.

If anything I'm noticing more work with scripting/agile/dynamic/
whatever languages than there was this time last year.

I'm not sure where the authors found that numbers but i think they are
not correct. I don't trust companies like Gartner or "Evans Data Corp"
who is responsible for this one. They proofed to be wrong so many
times.

But i also think that PHP is loosing ground, there are many
reasons for it, the troubles with there 5.0 version and the
disappointments are just some of them that came up this year.

And the good news - even if the numbers are correct - is that they did
not write anything where the lost Python/Perl/PHP hackers
are going now. Maybe they discovered a better script language ?

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On 11 Aug 2005, at 02:31, basi wrote:

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