August 2015 - Tracking the most popular programming languages, databases and software development tools in whoishiring discussion threads.
Mobile app development had another strong month, placing iOS at #3 and Android at #5, righ in-line with where they were at last month.
In the list of rising technologies below, there is a variety of tech racing up the rankings. From languages like Haskell and Lua, to popular data tools like Pandas, Kafka and Spark.
Compare C++, Scala, Clojure and Go
Nothing of note, trends-wise, for programming languages. The big 4 remained the big 4 by a healthy margin.
Compare Rails, node.js, PHP and Django
Proving it may have not been a fluke, Node.js beats Rails for second time in three months. It feels like these two are going to continue to battle it out in the months ahead.
Compare AngularJS, Backbone, Ember and React
Angular has certainly flattened out and is beginning to stagnate a bit. But, it still maintains a decent lead as React.js continues its climb.
Compare Postgresql, MySQL and SQL Server
PostgreSQL is the top SQL Database for the 8th straight month now, but MySQL is still hanging with PostgreSQL for the time being.
Compare Mongodb, Cassandra, Riak and CouchDB
Cassandra is showing some rising momentum while MongoDB is well-off of its peak popularity 2 years ago. There's one more really interesting trend here, even though not technically in the same NoSQL sphere perhaps, but Elasticsearch just passed MongoDB.
Compare Kafka, Storm, Hadoop and Spark
New category added this month as Apache's Spark and Kafka projects appear to be gaining significant traction. Spark actually beat Hadoop in August.
Compare Chef, Puppet, Ansible and the DevOps term itself
Nothing significant to report this month in the world of DevOps.
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