2007 in Review – Part 4
2007 For Programmers
Itâ€™s now the time of year when we look back before we start the motion towards the New Year. The astonishing Microsoftâ€™s Visual Studio 2008 with the incredible amount of add-ons such as LINQ which is a superb plus for developers. Not to mention the popularity of XML is rising as more languages are based in XML structures such as XAML for SilverLight.
Programmers all over the world are thinking of Java 7 and how the end result of the platform will be. The release of Java 6 was absolutely a big tornado in the programming world with the new XML parsing APIs. Hopefully, for Ruby on Rails, the web framework for Ruby programming language, we are going to see more of RoRs applications in 2008 since it passed the 2nd milestone in 2007 by releasing version 2 of the framework. Apple now supports RoR as it being shipped with Leopard as a built-in application.
Hereâ€™s a statistics of programming languages popularity in 2006 and 2007 from Oâ€™Reilly:
Itâ€™s hard to expect what will happen in 2008. But I really hope Google Code expands to provide more and more usable codes for developers. It makes life easier, ain’t it?