Most popular programming languages 1965-2019 (visualised)

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Fri Oct 11 08:06:02 UTC 2019

On Friday, 11 October 2019 at 07:40:27 UTC, Dennis wrote:
> source is "personal experience", which is notoriously biased ;)

I'm not sure if it is biased to say that the ocean is wet if you 
actually are standing in it.

Keep in mind that 1986 was the heyday of 8-bit computers, low on 
memory and diskette for storage in a blooming small business and 
a home computing market. Lots of small businesses were looking 
for ways to transfer their existing backoffice to computers, e.g. 
simple filing-cabinet-style databases or custom software.

No need for Ada, which you only needed to get US government 
contracts, like DoD projects. Besides even for US big 
corporations 43% in Ada sounds excessive. Might be that they just 
crossed off for which languages they had some project in, but not 
how many projects. Dunno. The stats in the video seems 
unreasonable all over the place.

Bascially, you cannot aggregate data in the way the author of the 
video has. It isn't sound. You don't get an apple-pie if you 
throw oranges into the mix.

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