Wired: AMP Grad Ari Rabkin On Why Some Programming Languages Catch On and Others Don’t

“At Princeton and the University of California at Berkeley, two researchers are trying to shed some light on why some programming languages hit the big time but most others don’t. In what they call a “side project,” Leo Meyerovich and Ari Rabkin have polled tens of thousands of programmers, and they’re combing through over 300,000 computing projects at the popular code repository SourceForge — all in an effort to determine why old languages still reign supreme.”    See the full article at: