26 responses

  1. Alejandro J. Cura
    March 4, 2013

    I’m not convinced that “popularity rank” is right to say that people are doing lots of choices. My gut feeling is that more than 90% are using the top 10, so I’d like to see this graph with the real magnitudes. Can you please publish the raw data?

  2. Andy Dent
    March 26, 2013

    Fascinating. I found one weakness – it only covers languages listed by github. There are 55 projects on github written in REALbasic but it’s not an official “language” on their list hence didn’t appear.

    (For skeptics, although proprietary, it’s a unique dialect of BASIC with a long history of being OO plus some nice ideas from Objective-C.)

  3. Sean
    June 5, 2013

    You all should do this as a d3.js based live graphic. Would be much cooler and more interesting… and get a lot more hits.

  4. Csaba Hoch
    June 24, 2013

    I don’t understand some of the Stack Overflow rankings. For example Elixir seems to be higher than VHDL, even though there are 8 Elixir questions and 887 VHDL questions on Stack Overflow:


    Am I missing something here? Thank you.

  5. Douglas Bagnall
    July 12, 2013

    Io looks like an outlier in the stackoverflow/github ratio because the [io] tag refers to I/O questions. You want the [iolanguage] tag, which would put it down there near eiffel.

  6. Akatsuki Sai
    July 14, 2013

    I agree in javascript to be on top because of the following: nodejs, coffeescript, angularjs, appcelerator, mongodb..

  7. Profpatsch
    July 23, 2013

    You should weight StackOverflow Questions by their activity.
    When developing C# the big majority of questions had *at most* one answer and nearly no comments.
    Completely different with e.g. Python.

  8. tifliser
    October 21, 2013

    It’s unclear, whether the languages are represented by the centers of the words or their beginnings. E.g., how Objective-C is located, in relation to C# and C++, on the GitHub axis. Adding dots for the actual positions would help significantly.

    • yuri ds
      November 13, 2013

      As the “Nimrod” word is before 0, I think they are represented by their centers.

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