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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I see this as another case of using noisy (and to some extent, downright bogus) stats. As usual, if you want to know the truth, follow the money.

    Alas, my graphic [presicient.com] only tracks Ruby, not Rails, but I think they'd correlate pretty closely (esp. since the Rails crowd has hijacked the language). My read of the jobs data indicates Ruby has stalled...but so have Python and Perl. The real Next Big Thing (sadly) appears to be PHP.

    I guess there's no accounting for tastes. At least Perl stalled at a 4x to 8x greater level than the others.

    • "The real Next Big Thing (sadly) appears to be PHP."

      You're probably right. I get the feeling that the PHP community has probably learned a lot from Rails and Django frameworks in general. Hey, if they can do it better, faster and cheaper, then hats off to 'em.