- Ruby (that was a bit surprising)
- Dart (I guess the lack of native browser support is the killer here)
- Typescript (I'm surprised this didn't take off)
- Puppet (Interesting.)
- ActionScript (obvious now that Flash is dead)
- Common Lisp
- Logos (huh?)
(I know near flat is subjective, but still these are the languages that are not seeing much growth in 2014, and what likely isn't growing strong in 2014, is likely to continue that trend in 2015.)
And totally agree that Ruby is surprising. I'm a Pythonista myself, but always thought Ruby was fairly comparable if having a different approach. I don't have enough experience with it though to understand the possible reasons for the drop.
Also, the tendency for many small Rubygems (and Bundler's support for installing gems from git) meant you had many more repos than you would for languages like Java, where it's pretty common to build multiple jars out of a single repo. The npm community seems to be if anything even more prolific in producing large quantities of very narrowly tailored libraries.
I think this is a case where the pie has just gotten bigger, rather than anyone's piece getting smaller.
Based on what?
- Make sure you add Racket to the Scheme total.
- Interest in Common Lisp has tended to come and go over the years.