Esther Schindler asks Is Computer Programming Language Popularity Important?

Over on where CIOs go to get help with technology direction decisions for their companies, Esther Schindler takes a look at the Programming Language Popularity (non scientific) study which analyzed search terms for Yahoo and craigslist, book titles on, languages used in Freshmeat projects and more.

Language choice is a much different decision for CIOs than it is for developers, Esther says.

While she finds the results

“interesting—well, okay, they’re fascinating if you’re a software development and statistics geek like me, and for your sake I hope you aren’t.”

But she’s not keen on their methodology ….  you can read her post here.

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