Recent article in Tech News World about which languages are most popular.
Now, I expect most popular writing on programming to gloss over the actual technical stuff and speak directly to managers, who often can’t program their way out of a paper bag. But this quote is just pure nonsense:
Perl, Ajax, Python and Ruby are variants of Java? That’s just wrong, technically and chronologically. Perl was first released in 1987. Java was first released in 1995. Ajax isn’t a language at all, it’s a pattern. It’s like saying “Poems are a language.” Python and Ruby, while object-oriented like Java, are certainly not variants. And none of them generate Java code, effectively or not.