I like the RedMonk rankings because they’re based on “programming traction on Github and StackOverflow”. I’m a big user of Github and StackOverflow, so this list seems more relevant to me than the Tiobe Community Index, which is based on job listings.
Here are the RedMonk 10 Top Ten languages. Lucky for me I teach courses in five of them. Do I have my finger on the Pulse of Technology or what?
- PHP @ CSM CIS 380 PHP Programming. I’m subbing for a friend for one semester only. This is not my ever-popular CCSF PHP course.
- Python @ CSM and CCSF CS 131A Python Programming. This is a great course, a high-intensity 8-week Summer Session immersion into Python. Take it only if you can commit serious time to learning.
- Ruby @ CSM and CCSF CS 132A Ruby Programming and CS 132 Rails Development. The Ruby course is taught from an Internet programming perspective. It’s all about the Web, Dude. The Rails course is a new in Spring 2014, and will fill up fast.
- Perl @ CCSF CS 113A Introduction to Perl Programming. I recommend this course if you’re just getting into programming. It has a great set of exercises, assignments, and quizzes that help you start thinking like a programmer.
P.S. Should CCSF fail to regain accreditation and shutdown next summer, all of my CCSF courses will still be available at my eCourses web site. In fact, I’ll be adding new courses.