My underlying concern, of course, is that our region -- the Caribbean -- has to make a transition to becoming far more productive with digital technology, which requires making the step change to being able to program computers in a modern language.
I am convinced that a suitably designed three credit, semester-length course can do the job. (See my long-term work in progress here. Observe Units B and F. I also recently ran across a good source for constructing my intended key case study and DV will be moving ahead. I am still looking for techies.)
Now, recently, I have been wondering if that approach is still "about right" and went looking at some info on most popular or top computer languages.
Let me pause and note on how infrequently I have been posting recently:
Pardon that lack of regularity, I have been busy on multiple fronts, especially after the passing of my Father. I hope to be more frequent, especially as I rebalance to address prophetic intellectual and cultural, transformational leadership in the region and the need for the churches to get serious about being embassies of the Kingdom of God. That will take a little while.Back to the post that is already in progress (and for which a cluster of tabs has been open in my main browser for several weeks) . . .
Of course, different ratings give fairly different answers but a major popular rating is TIOBE, and it puts out a graph (HT, Wikipedia):
Obviously Java has been dominating the number one slot for the past 15 years, with C and C++ being below. C# I gather was quite close to Java but has moved away in recent years.
The issue is to open a door, not to pretend that there are no valid alternatives or powerful specialised things out there. But if we are to open a door, let it be a/the main door. END