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  • Netlify Acquires Gatsby
    Check the 5 year chart trajectory: and - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • Why TensorFlow for Python is dying a slow death
    > The Stack Overflow graph doesn't seem to show what they say it does? I'm guessing you're referring to this? > PyTorch is still growing, while TensorFlow’s growth has stalled. Graph from StackOverflow trends ( Graph seems to confirm what they are saying, in terms of questions asked on Stack Overflow. Number of PyTorch questions are... - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: Top Skills to Learn for 2023?
    You've listed some nice qualities of Elixir but none of them necessarily make learning it worthwhile given a finite amount of time to invest. Do Elixir's ideas improve your thinking when working on other languages? Are Elixir developers in demand compared to other languages? Is it a fad language? Questions like this probably reveal more important qualities of... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Migrating from Vue 2 to Svelte
    I don't see what metric would make you think React is on the downfall. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Ask HN: Will Google Abandon Dart/Flutter?
    Https:// - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: Will Google Abandon Dart/Flutter?
    > It seems to be in a bubble and nobody talks about it Maybe it's you who's in a bubble? - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • The Collison Brothers Built Stripe into a $95B Unicorn
    They have libraries for: iOS, Android, React Native, Javascript, Ruby, Python, Go, PHP, Java, .NET. Have you seen how prevalent Elixir is statistically? It's actually pretty niche and downtrending[0]. Where do you draw the line? Where's the Nix, Julia, Nim, Rust, and Crystal libraries? It's good to express the desire for it, but those libraries are all open source and are able to be whipped up by the community.... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Ask HN: Is Ruby on Rails still relevant?
    They all started the projects from 2009-2013 when Rails was the top web framework contender: If you were to follow in their footsteps, you'd also be picking the top popularity web framework for your time, which as of now is things like Next.js and Django. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Go 1.18 Released
    > It's a stagnant language that will not get more popular, it peaked. I can't speak to whether it's "stagnant", but at least as a percentage of questions on Stack Overflow, the claim that "it peaked" checks out. The peak for Scala was late 2016. Go surpassed it in 2020. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Why Flutter is the most popular cross-platform mobile SDK
    >Since Flutter is newer and uses a less popular language there's many more questions about Flutter. This is totally expected. It's more complicated than your proposed cause & effect. A counterexample is that Rust is much newer than C++ and yet C++ still has higher volume of questions using Stackoverflow's trending tool: I don't have the raw data... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Where is Ruby Headed in 2021?
    If you are actually really really paying attention to the hype train, Next.js is actually the trendiest app development tool. Go is a bit more infra and Rust more niche performance cases. Source: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Why hooks are the best thing to happen to React
    Is that a high-quality article? It feels like yet another clueless hype with arguments stretched to make a point. there’s no need to allocate space to a class instance, then call a render() function, you just call the function That module exports a class, not an instance (not that it was significant). React still allocates vdom nodes at mount, by using sort of new Component for function components and new... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • The Decline of Django
    Some decline: Would django benefit from a marketing refresh? Of course. Unfortunately, unlike rails, it isn't a passion project for an independently wealthy person. At the risk of self-promotion, htmx is making all of these excellent, mature server side frameworks relevant again. They are very good at producing hypermedia and, if you don't try to turn them... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • PHP is still by far the most used server-side language with 78.9% market share
    I bet most Python web frameworks (just checked with Django) don't report being Python (or even the said framework) in HTTP headers, so it can't be counted. Another point of data could be: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Old programming language is suddenly getting more popular again
    "Stack Overflow Trends" lets you search for number of questions by tag. I personally think this is a more robust indicator of language popularity than TIOBE's method. Here are the results for Objective C vs Fortran. As you can see, by this definition, Objective C is at least twice as popular as Fortran. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Some opinionated thoughts on SQL databases
    What you described is pretty similar to my experience. I wonder if part of the author's sentiment about it being more widely deployed can be explained in part by stack overflow trends data. Basically, MySQL used to make up a much larger % of questions on the site (compared to postgres). But postgres had been growing, and MySQL shrinking, so now they're about the same on the site.... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • The Future of Perl
    >> Long term? Probably not. > If companies are sensible and have learned from past issues, yes. But I live in the real world, so no! In my world, more and more companies learns from past issues/failures. They also live in the same world as you do, which sees a decline in both number of Perl programmers and a decline in general usage of the language itself.[1][2][3] > Reference: the COBOL programmers pulled out of... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Julia: A Post-Mortem
    I've checked google trends and for Julia programming language they are showing slow increase, at least that's my guess as generic search for Julia (choosing programing language suggestion) shows decline while searching for "Julia programming language" shows increase. Stackoverflow trends show show some increase (, it was also high on the "most loved" list - 6th... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago

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