It’s not data science but this one surprised me a bit: on Golang

While quick and dirty Google Trends is definitely not data science it can be useful for a sniff test. I was working on a client project today, when I thought I would look at search interest over time. Rails- we’d expect to be tailing off a bit. Node.js – I actually expected to see more of an upward slope, after a it had felt like it was plateauing for a while. Node is definitely still growing strongly in adoption. But Golang – I was certainly not expecting this kind of sustained upward slope in interest, in terms of volume. Language interest can grow quickly, but tends to plateau pretty quickly too, as populations become saturated. Golang is showing sustained growth in interest over time though.

Derek Collison was right in 2012

But judging from the graph Go could end up doing something rather more interesting.

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One response to “It’s not data science but this one surprised me a bit: on Golang”

  1. Jim Baython

    Cute how you left off python