I’ve built large systems in dynamic and static languages. Neither is necessarily better or worse than the other in terms of maintainability, if you know what you are doing. Ted Neward said that at the end of the day, the whole static vs dynamic thing doesn’t matter. One should simply chose the languages that can:

1. Provide the ability to express the concept in your head, and
2. Provide the ability to evolve as the concepts in your head evolve

Programming Language Demand

With ITJobsWatch you can compare the frequency of job titles, companies, skills and industries in the UK employment market. The following charts provide the number of permanent jobs per language, based on job ads, across the UK over the last 3 months.

Timeline of Programming Languages

  • 1983: C++
  • 1987: Perl
  • 1991: Python
  • 1995: Java (highest demand)
  • 1995: Javascript
  • 1995: PHP
  • 1995: Ruby (lowest demand)
  • 2001: C#

Source ITJobsWatch.com


  1. ruby syntax it’s not worth learning it, it’s a waste of time, and time is money.

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