Node.js surpasses Clojure in popularity

Last September I did a short comparison of a few programming languages based on their popularity. The post included a few languages but I was mostly interested in a few of them, namely Haskell, Clojure, Erlang and Node.js. I have been dabbling with Clojure and Node.js in my (sparse) spare time, so I was a bit interested to see how things have progressed lately.

I used Google Trends to find out what search terms have been the most popular. It would have been nice if I could have seen the trends for “ tutorial” or “ programming” but those terms don’t have enough search volume to show up on Google Trends.

But anyways, here is what the trends look like as of the 28th of February:

Programming Language Popularity

Which programming language you choose to work in (if it is your choice) affects your productivity, satisfaction and much more. Not only that, but working in a trending language can even help your career or business.