Ruby climbed up to the 13th place in the Tiobe index

In blitz interview with Bruce Tate, he says that does not know, use, or
has an opinion on the Ruby language yet. But since this language
climbed up to the 13th place in the Tiobe index, it deserves to be
taken seriously.
Tiobe Index
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm
Blitz Interview: Can Ruby Live Without Rails?
http://opensource.sys-con.com/read/251986.htm

Hi –

On Sun, 13 Aug 2006, zoat wrote:

In blitz interview with Bruce Tate, he says that does not know, use, or
has an opinion on the Ruby language yet.

Clarification: it’s the interviewer, Yakov Fain, who says he doesn’t
know Ruby, not Bruce Tate.

But since this language climbed up to the 13th place in the Tiobe
index, it deserves to be taken seriously.

Whoops, I started taking it seriously in 2000 – I guess I jumped the
gun :slight_smile:

David

On 8/13/06, zoat [email protected] wrote:

In blitz interview with Bruce Tate, he says that does not know, use, or
has an opinion on the Ruby language yet. But since this language
climbed up to the 13th place in the Tiobe index, it deserves to be
taken seriously.
Tiobe Index
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm
Blitz Interview: Can Ruby Live Without Rails?
http://opensource.sys-con.com/read/251986.htm

I just do not like these kind of ratings, I believe that they are
manipulatory, defending the interest of certain persons/lobbies and are
often very biased.
Am I wrong on this one?
I would appreciate any point of view.
On one hand the site claims to define the ranking on available knowledge
acceptance etc. OTH it does not give any definition of cretira and uses
terms like Status that do not seem to be defined anywhere.
Enough to make a notorious pessimist very, very sceptic about it. :frowning:

Cheers
Robert


Deux choses sont infinies : l’univers et la bêtise humaine ; en ce qui
concerne l’univers, je n’en ai pas acquis la certitude absolue.

  • Albert Einstein

quoth the Robert D.:

I just do not like these kind of ratings, I believe that they are
manipulatory, defending the interest of certain persons/lobbies and are
often very biased.
Am I wrong on this one?

Well, I don’t know about the rankings being controlled by anyones
interests,
this page:
http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm
states the rankings are based on search engine hits, which I really
don’t
think is a useful metric for anything but anecdotal evidence. The
whole ‘status’ ranking however does seem somewhat arbitrary, even after
reading the description of it.

I would appreciate any point of view.
On one hand the site claims to define the ranking on available knowledge
acceptance etc. OTH it does not give any definition of cretira and uses
terms like Status that do not seem to be defined anywhere.
Enough to make a notorious pessimist very, very sceptic about it. :frowning:

Yeah, I wouldn’t put too much stock in it…about as useful as a
googlefight!

Cheers
Robert

-d

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