Just ... won't ... die

Richard Huxton dev at archonet.com
Thu Jan 22 08:17:06 GMT 2009

Might be of interest to those of you who blog...


"C overwhelmingly proved the most popular programming language for
thousands of new open-source projects in 2008, according to license
tracker Black Duck Software.

The company, which monitors 180,000 projects on nearly 4,000 sites, said
almost half - 47 per cent - of new projects last year used C. Black Duck
said 17,000 new open-source projects were created in total. Next in
popularity after C came Java, with 28 per cent.

In scripting, JavaScript came top with 20 per cent, followed by Perl on
18 per cent.

PHP attracted just 11 per cent and Ruby six per cent. The numbers are a
surprise as open-source PHP has proved popular as a web-site development
language, while Ruby's been a hot topic for many."

  Richard Huxton
  Archonet Ltd

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