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Discussion on: State.of.dev: visualization of the current state of development

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Adrian C

What happens to languages after they stop being mainstream and industry-standard? Shouldn't there be "Niche" and "Obsolete" after the productivity plateau?

e.g. i don't think anyone learns smalltalk anymore, unless they are working on backend systems for JP Morgan.

And where would you put C and C++ on that graph?

i think this kind of visualisation is powerful and useful, so thanks for that.

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W. Brian Gourlie

And where would you put C and C++ on that graph?

I think these would land firmly in the plateau of productivity, however an "industry" dimension would certainly be useful. For example, C++ was used for back-end web services many years ago, but would be considered completely obsolete in that industry now, while in other industries C++ is still the industry standard.