Which programming language should a company use? A Twitter-based analysis: Abstract
Which programming language should a company use? A Twitter-based analysis by Giuseppe Destefanis states that the choice of which new programming language to learn is a question that many developers encounter during their career. While interesting, it is a difficult question to answer and there is no definitive answer to it. Many characteristics have to be taken into account when defining a good programming language. In one sense, the quality of a programming language is largely determined by the market demand for developers. We can reposition the original question to « What is the programming language most required by the job market? ».
With the large diffusion of Internet, and widespread use of smartphones, tablets and laptops, digital media today is one of the most important recruitment channel used by companies for hiring new staff. In the last two years, social networks have also been used as a recruitment option. Twitter is a social networking service which enables its users to exchange text-based messages of up to 140 characters known as « tweets ». Useful information for tracking or even forecasting behaviour when extracted in an appropriate manner lies embedded in the Twitter stream; Twitter currently has 200 million active registered users and rising as of March 2013.
This white paper aims to answer the following questions:
- How popular are various programming languages related to research for software developers on Twitter?
- Could it be possible to make predictive analysis using data collected on Twitter?