Microsoft Languages Picking Up Steam
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Very important to keep in perspective that this is not a gauge of how much a language is used or respected, but how much it is mentioned. So old languages like C and Java that are used a lot but are not as interesting get marked much lower than they should. And hip, upcoming languages that people are discussing but not using get ranked much higher than they should.
This boost in Microsoft languages could be nothing more than a reflection of their interest generated from Microsoft's recent announcement regarding the .NET platform. Even here on ML there was a lot of talk about them, but unlikely any shift in what languages people were using day to day.
Strangely, F# fell in the rankings (at least until just now when we mentioned it again.)
I like .Net Actually.
Now, the title made me think for a bit that Microsoft Languages bought Steam game engine..
scottalanmiller last edited by
.NET is great as a platform and C# is great as a language. F# is really sweet too. Microsoft has great language tools, in general. Since MS started off pretty much as a language company before anything else this is a bit of their wheelhouse.