Google Trends

Wow.. amazing. Somedays, I just love Google. I just discovered Google Trends this morning. Check the Ruby on Rails trend. Isn’t that amazing? Now, you see on this graph that the trend is stable for now. I personally thought it would be going up, but hey, that’s just because I LOVE RoR.

RoR Trend

Now what happens if we compare with other web development frameworks? Let’s combine the results with PHP, ASP.Net, Python, Java.

Interesting. Of course, Java is the highest one, followed by PHP. But if you look closely, you’ll notice that they are all going down. Although the new kid on the block (Ruby on Rails) is not as popular as the others, it’s popularity is not declining.

Yesterday, I was looking at Joomla and Drupal. Both open source CMS are getting a lot of attention. But I hear more often about Joomla than Drupal. Let’s see if this reflects in Google Trends! Of course, it does.

Have fun with Google Trends. It might not be scientific bullet-proof statistics, but since we are almost all using Google for our searches, I think we can rely on those facts.


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