[BangPypers] Python grows in 2007

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridhar.ratna at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 15:47:58 CET 2008

On Jan 3, 2008 7:53 PM, Dorai Thodla <dorai at thodla.com> wrote:
> This is a great discussion. We can look at some factors and trends:
> 1. Adoption of Python in leading influencers in marketplace (Third most used
> language in Google, IronPython on the rise in Microsoft, Python efforts at
> Sun etc.)
> 2. Typical sponsors, attendees of Python conferences like PyCon
> 3. The number of applications, libraries, web frameworks in Python
> 4. Google trends (
> http://www.google.com/trends?q=perl%2C+python%2C+php%2C+ruby%2C+javascript&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2007&sort=0).
> This just shows search trends which does not really mean much.
> 5. Number of open source packages written in Python (vs PERL, PHP, Ruby,
> Java, C# in the last 2 years)


> I am a Python fan too and feel that it has the best mix of elegance and
> productivity. But I always wonder why some of the most popular web
> applications - WikiMedia, Wordpress, Flickr, Facebook are all based on PHP.
> Is it the scalability? Simplicity? The availability of free tools and
> libraries? Low entry point coming in from C?



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