April 2015 - Tracking the most popular programming languages, databases and software development tools in whoishiring discussion threads.
It's no joke, April shattered the record for most postings, with, as of this analysis, 729 first level comments. It didn't hurt that this was the first non-weekend, non-holiday for whorishiring since December.
So, with the numbers up across the board, it's becoming clear that this chart needs some TLC to improve smoothing and provide a clearer window into the technology trends powering today's software development. But, for now, it is still possible to find some interesting stories in the data.
There are 2 new entrants into the Top 10, AWS and "Full Stack". It appears the reports of the death of the full stack developer may be a little premature. Or, at least those looking for them didn't read the memo.
In the falling list, Perl and "statistics" both make their 2nd straight appearance. Perl is not surprising as it continues to mature and be replaced, but statistics/Data Science/Big Data were so hot last year, so it's curious to see that appear hear.
After threatening last year, node.js has fallen off the Rails pace over the past 6 months with Rails maintaining a healthy margin this month. PHP is still hanging in there, but a very flat curve for it.
It took much longer than I expected, based on my impression of its adoption, but Postgresql has picked up a consistent lead over MySQL now, with a higher mention count each thread this year.
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