Only among the posers.
They're the ones who jump into the latest/coolest/most promising thing and bail when they realize how much work it really is.
Those of us who were here before them and will be here long after they're gone say "71 79 79 68 32 82 73 68 68 65 78 67 69".
[EDIT: Added the 32. tome wins]
It's a fine line between helping each other and speaking a language that posers don't understand. So I just did ascii, thinking that any real programmer would immediately understand. I forgot the code for "space", so I skipped it, wondering if anyone would notice. tome did.
Just having a little fun on an otherwise mundane Tuesday.
$ python -c 'print("".join(chr(int(x)) for x in "71 79 79 68 32 82 73 68 68 65 78 67 69".split()))'
Even more interesting when you click 'Growth relative to the Programming category', which shows Rails' massive growth, but also if you hover over the current time, it says the programming category is down 53% (since 2004 I assume?)
Insights totally agrees. It looks like the search volume has definitely dropped off.
The "relative" one shows decline, whereas "absolute" stats shows steady state. Google also shows decline (slower, but still).
This might mean that Google Trends' results are just more and more diluted as more and more non-tech people come into the industry.
Please forgive me, I'm currently reading "A Whole New Mind"
The author foretells that programming is becoming less important due to abundance, automation and outsourcing to Asia. India alone produces 350,000 Engineering graduates each year.
The strong yearly periodicity must mean interest is heavily associated with students\the school year.
Was it ever different than this? I don't know, I'm young, but I can guess that wages in IT/programming have gone down as the supply of laborers has gone up. One huge problem that comes from this flood of workers is that some of them did it just for the degree, and don't really know what they're doing. It makes it a lot harder for the people who love it and know it and are good at it to stand out.
Intuitive as used really means, "fits what I already know."