Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

7-2013

Abstract

Programming languages have been proposed even before the era of the modern computer. As years have gone, computer resources have increased and application domains have expanded, leading to the proliferation of hundreds of programming languages, each attempting to improve over others or to address new programming paradigms. These languages range from procedural languages like C, object oriented languages like Java, and functional languages such as ML and Haskell. Unfortunately, there is a lack of large scale and comprehensive studies that examine the “popularity”, “interoperability”, and “impact” of various programming languages. To fill this gap, this study investigates a hundred thousands of open source software projects from GitHub to answer various research questions on the “popularity”, “interoperability” and “impact” of various languages measured in different ways (e.g., in terms of lines of code, development teams, issues, etc.).

Keywords

Programming languages, Popularity, Interoperability, Open source, Software projects, GitHub

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

COMPSAC '13: 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference: Proceedings: 22-26 July, 2013, Kyoto, Japan

First Page

303

Last Page

312

ISBN

9780769549866

Identifier

10.1109/COMPSAC.2013.55

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Los Alamitos, CA

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2013.55

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