New Stats Find Dynamic Languages on the Rise by Open Source Developers
The survey was conducted by Black Duck Software, whose software crawls more than 4,300 open source repositories and tracks 1,500 licenses. Even though it sells software to enterprises, Black Duck (which also owns the Koders.com free search engine for open source software and code) is a viable resource for tracking code usage, said IDC analyst Al Hilwa.
- 65% of open source code is C, C++, and Java
- C is the only language that has exceeded 1 billion lines-of-code
Black Duck intends to provide free access to the data, which it will routinely update. It can be accessed here. The company for some time has offered data on licensing, which is updated daily and can be accessed here.
Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.