Posts tagged haskell

Programming Language Popularity - Part Thirteen

:: programming, c, clojure, common lisp, elixir, haskell, julia, lisp, ocaml, prolog, racket, ruby, rust, scheme

I occasionally compile some statistics on programming language popularity by running a bunch of Google searches to rank programming languages according to the number of results. I wouldn’t read too much into these stats, but they are not without value.

This time, I’ve included the code I use (written in Racket) and the raw data.

I made the following Google searches and summed the results:

"implemented in <lang>"
"written in <lang>"
"developed in <lang>"
"programmed in <lang>"

My Top 10 Programming Languages of Interest for 2013–2014

:: programming, clojure, common lisp, go, haskell, j, javascript, prolog, r, racket, ruby, scheme

The End of Moore’s Law

For the last few years (since 2009), I’ve been pitching the idea to my peers that language speed & concurrency/parallel capabilities will become more important as CPU clock speeds plateau and manufacturers add more CPU cores instead of advancing clock rates. My 2+ year old Macbook Pro has 4 cores and 8 hyperthreads.

Cracker Barrel Peg Board Puzzle in Haskell

:: haskell, programming

I first wrote a program to solve the Cracker Barrel peg board puzzle (15 holes arranged in a triangle with 14 golf tees) many years ago as youth using the BASIC language. I wish I still had the source to that, because I’m pretty sure this Haskell version would kick its butt :)

2009 Programming Language Plan

:: programming, racket, clojure, common lisp, haskell, lisp, logo, ruby, scheme, sml

Update 11/23/2020: The ultimate winner for my primary programming language was Racket.

Background

The 2008 Programming Language Plan didn’t go as well as I hoped, so I’m regrouping for another go at it. I did make progress learning some Logo and teaching it to my daughters, and I worked through seven chapters of “Programming in Haskell” which was very enjoyable, but I also spent way too much time trying to decide which language(s) to learn without actually learning them.