Apr 3, 2012

NXT-G makes top 20 programming languages



I know that we all think the NXT is fantastic, but here is proof about how popular it is.  The TIOBE Programming Community Index ranks NXT-G in at 20th position.  (it was as high as 15th in Feb last year).  When up against such programming heavyweights such as Java, C, PHP etc that's not a bad effort.

Admittedly their methodology might not be the most accurate, as they derive their rankings based on a search engine check of the phrase "NXT-G Programming" and the number of hits it returns.  But we'll take the compliment anyway!


Interesting graph of rankings, it looks like straight after Christmas there was a surge in queries for "NXT-G Programming" and an overall stead increase over the last 4 years.

The full list - http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
The methodology - http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/tpci_definition.htm

Thanks to reader Bryant for sending this in!

3 comments:

Laurens Valk said...

I would guess the actual position is even better. For regular users, it's just 'LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software'.

NXT-G is something the community came up with.

Damien Kee said...

Laurens,

We were told by LEGO Education when the NXT first came out that the official name was NXT-G :)

Laurens Valk said...

Mmm, LEGO Ed sells "LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software 2.1", they don't have NXT-G (searching gives no results).

I may be wrong, but a large group of customers may not know the name. Not really a problem for the statistics but possibly confusing to new customers.

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