Programming language adoption is tough to determine, but always of interest. We’ve looked at a couple attempts to measure it before: a Github language survey and the TIOBE Index. Now RedMonk has published some data from code management vendor Black Duck.
Black Duck has a knowledge base containing a huge amount of open source code. It gave RedMonk data regarding how many lines of each programming language can be found in its knowledge base. It’s not a perfect representation of language usage, but it provides some insight into what open source developers are doing.
RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady concludes: