|Pluralsight Launches Technology Index|
|Written by Janet Swift|
|Wednesday, 25 April 2018|
We regularly report on the popularity of languages and technologies and now there's a new kid on the block - meet the bubbly Pluralsight Technology Index:
The Pluralsight Technology Index draws from nearly 8 billion data points across five sources - Github, Stack Overflow, Google AdWords, YouTube and Google Search - and as you might imagine the size of the bubbles reflect the relative popularity of the technology. There are upwards of ten sizes of bubble which are grouped using eight possible colours for Compound Monthly Growth Rate - although in the above chart Red, for a growth rate of more than 20% isn't used.
There no surprise regarding the biggest bubble - it's Java. The next size of bubble is for technologies ranked 2 to 11 and their names are shown on the bubbles. This raised the question where's Python. As shown in the top 20 list its currently top of the next size of bubble.
The bubble display is interactive using the supplied Find a Technology search. Simply type the first letters to be presented with a list to choose from, which makes discovery easy,
It's gratifying to discover that while Kotlin has the largest bubble in the Orange group at the top of the sphere.
Pluralsight is a training company. So why is it providing us with a new trends tool? That's easy to explain - the rankings shed light on the which technologies and corresponding skill sets are in-demand and growing allowing those with training budgets to make informed decisions regarding skills training.
As Nate Walkingshaw, chief experience officer at Pluralsight puts it:
"Business leaders can only drive innovation in their companies if they have a pulse on the most powerful and upcoming languages, tools and frameworks and if they have the right skills on their teams to use them, The Pluralsight Technology Index serves as a comprehensive source for evaluating which technologies and skills CIOs need to invest in."
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 April 2018 )|