Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TIOBE Index without verticality or morality

Paul Jansen from Tiobe index, without verticality and morality, arranges the programming languages on his personal liking and depending on how much money it gets from the companies that produce those languages.
Many know that in 2016 VISUAL BASIC 6 has received the technical impact award at The 19th Annual D.I.C.E. AwardsVisual Basic 6.0 community is more active than ever before and there is a continuous agitation on the Internet regarding this programming language. Also, FaceBook and Youtube is full of Visual Basic 6.0 info uploaded day by day in huge quantities.
Yet, Tiobe seems to change their methodology very often and the results of this can be dramatic.
They also change all their historical statistics when they do that which makes for some bizarre reading.
For example classic vb should have been language of the year in 2015 because apparently it shot up from nowhere to be in 10th place over the preceding year (https://web.archive.org/web/20150306034928/http://www.tiobe.com/content/paperinfo/tpci )
Which was odd because for years and years before that vb was always sitting comfortably in the index in the top ten places, for example :
In my humble opinion the tiobe index is a worthless piece of shi* to use as support for an argument one way or the other about any language. It would be helpful if it was gone.
Remember the article "TIOBE Index for July 2014 - Visual Basic 6.0 is 5th and C# is 6th, again !" ? The next month VB6 was thrown on place 11. In order to understand exactly the truth in this article let's look at WayBackMachine (the Internet martor) regarding TIOBE:

These links show that Tiobe index changes the top overnight as they please without actually analyze anything.

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