Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Importance of Being Earnest

Real Studio, or to be more exact the Realbasic language, has made it to the "Next 50 Programming Languages" in the TIOBE Index this month. For those of you not familiar with this index, TIOBE stands for The Importance of Being Earnest and is meant to be a reflection of the language with the most lines of code written, not the "best" language. TIOBE uses popular search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu to calculate their ratings (visit them here for details on exactly how they determine TIOBE ratings).


To quote TIOBE, "The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors." We don't use the term Realbasic often, but it is important to realize that it is the name of Real Studio's programming language.  If you're writing about the programming language, try to use Realbasic to describe it.


A special thank you to Kevin Cully, founder of the Real Studio Atlanta Group, for pointing out Realbasic's rise in the April Index.


6 comments:

Thomas Tempelmann said...

Well, RB is doing better than Modula-2 these days ;-)

Norman Palardy said...
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Norman Palardy said...

I'm surprised that VB is still sitting at #7

Kiko Lobo said...

Yuk. Basic name sucks.....

Alyssa said...

@Kiko There is a stigma around the name basic and it was part of the reason we changed to Real Studio. You can read more in this post from 2010 http://www.realsoftwareblog.com/2010/09/stigma-of-basic.html

EB said...

Unfortunately, the Basic Language GOTO spaghetti code has left languages based off it in name or function with a disadvantage: Language Racism. Think of renaming it RProg or something with less negative baggage.