Github and enthusiasm

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Mon Dec 9 14:45:54 UTC 2019

On Monday, 9 December 2019 at 14:12:39 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> Ruby's far from dead, and a lot more than just Homebrew and 
> Jekyll. For obvious reasons, Basecamp uses it. Github and 
> Gitlab both use it. Sinatra is still very popular as is the

Yes, Ruby is twice as large as Go (roughly) in terms of projects 
that are being maintained, but much worse off than Python:

Enthusiasm is pointing the wrong way.

5 years ago Ruby had almost 9% of the stars on github, today 2%.
In the same timeframe Python has increased from 10% to 14%.

Ruby seems to be on the long tail, meaning existing code bases 
drive most of the activity. Not sure how that can change?

D has been very stable on github metrics for the past 6 years. 
Unlikely to change much unless it is made easier to use. (What 
got D attention in the beginning was that it was much easier to 
use than C++)

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