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digitalmars.D.announce - D moves up to #12, edging out Delphi

reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm
Oct 07 2007
next sibling parent reply Bruce Adams <tortoise_y4 yeah.who.co.uk> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:

 http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm

Congratulations! Just one question. I note that one of the aspects the index is based on is the availability of courses and professional engineers. This could be read to imply that there are now a significant number of training courses and commercial projects being developed in D. Is this the case (I've had my head in the sand for a bit)? I would have thought there was still more Delphi and (though it sickens me) more COBOL floating around in the real world (tm).
Oct 08 2007
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Bruce Adams wrote:
 Just one question. I note that one of the aspects the index is based
 on is the availability of courses and professional engineers. This
 could be read to imply that there are now a significant number of
 training courses and commercial projects being developed in D. Is
 this the case (I've had my head in the sand for a bit)? I would have
 thought there was still more Delphi and (though it sickens me) more
 COBOL floating around in the real world (tm).
 

The Tiobe index measures something more like recent 'buzz' than anything else. There might be more Delphi code floating around, but I just don't see much buzz/excitement/interest about it anymore.
Oct 08 2007
parent reply Bruce Adams <tortoise_74 yeah.who.co.uk> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:

 Bruce Adams wrote:
 Just one question. I note that one of the aspects the index is based
 on is the availability of courses and professional engineers. This
 could be read to imply that there are now a significant number of
 training courses and commercial projects being developed in D. Is
 this the case (I've had my head in the sand for a bit)? I would have
 thought there was still more Delphi and (though it sickens me) more
 COBOL floating around in the real world (tm).
 

The Tiobe index measures something more like recent 'buzz' than anything else. There might be more Delphi code floating around, but I just don't see much buzz/excitement/interest about it anymore.

That means there are still a lot of people excited about COBOL? Shudder. Maybe shuddering in horror counts as excitement?
Oct 08 2007
parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Bruce Adams wrote:
 Walter Bright Wrote:
 The Tiobe index measures something more like recent 'buzz' than
 anything else. There might be more Delphi code floating around, but
 I just don't see much buzz/excitement/interest about it anymore.

That means there are still a lot of people excited about COBOL? Shudder. Maybe shuddering in horror counts as excitement?

Certainly it means there's talk about it in the last 12 months.
Oct 08 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?St=E9phan_Kochen?= <stephan kochen.nl> writes:
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Walter Bright schreef:
 http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm

Can this really be taken seriously? I'm all for D, of course, but Delphi is still huge! Up until two years ago, I was still thought Delphi at my university (before they finally switched to C#). When raising D in a conversation, the response is usually "Huh?", or the annoyingly unwitty "And I can write in [E-Z]!". I realize this is based on rough search queries. But I'm trying to decide whether this can actually represent some improvement or should be shrugged off completely. - -- Stéphan -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFHCpo4cFUq0gzqDwQRAqkcAKDjTvyj5PBdBNVbGsEEaq/VWfxctQCglPIP y3UiZ2sHoww5PMGDC0Ew22s= =gmo7 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Oct 08 2007
parent Bruce Adams <tortoise_74 yeah.who.co.uk> writes:
Stéphan Kochen Wrote:

 When raising D in a conversation, the response is
 usually "Huh?", or the annoyingly unwitty "And I can write in [E-Z]!".
 

Oct 08 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Anders Bergh" <anders1 gmail.com> writes:
On 10/7/07, Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> wrote:
 http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm

While we're talking about publicity, I saw in the October issue of the Swedish computer magazine Datormagazin that they will feature D in the next issue, which is really cool and might bring more Swedish people into the D world :D Anders
Oct 08 2007
parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Anders Bergh wrote:
 While we're talking about publicity, I saw in the October issue of the
 Swedish computer magazine Datormagazin that they will feature D in the
 next issue, which is really cool and might bring more Swedish people
 into the D world :D

When it comes out, please announce it here!
Oct 08 2007
prev sibling parent "dominik" <aha aha.com> writes:
Java?
what a sad world we live in 
Oct 12 2007