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April 25, 2008
D Moves to 12th Place in Top Programming Languages
I had no idea that D was approaching this level of popularity, but apparently D has moved from 14th place last in April 2007 to 12th place last month.

It's within striking range of Javascript and C# is about 4 times as popular.  Python is 5 times as popular and C++ is 10 times as popular.

Considering the market advantages and head start those languages have over D I think 12th place is pretty remarkable.

Let's keep the effort up.  D is a great language and worth it.

Here is the page: http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html

Jim Burnes
April 27, 2008
Re: D Moves to 12th Place in Top Programming Languages
Jim Burnes <jvburnes@gmail.com> wrote in
news:futa8e$hi8$1@digitalmars.com: 

> I had no idea that D was approaching this level of popularity, but
> apparently D has moved from 14th place last in April 2007 to 12th
> place last month. 
> 
> It's within striking range of Javascript and C# is about 4 times as
> popular.  Python is 5 times as popular and C++ is 10 times as popular. 
> 
> Considering the market advantages and head start those languages have
> over D I think 12th place is pretty remarkable. 
> 
> Let's keep the effort up.  D is a great language and worth it.
> 
> Here is the page:
> http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html 

D's Tipbe index rating (though not its position relative to other 
languages) slipped from Nov 2007 through March 2008.  Since the Tiobe index  
basically measures buzz, LET'S ALL BUZZ!  :-)

-- 
JMNorris
May 27, 2008
Unit Testing for "D".
http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=32234

I came across this article on SD Times.  I thought it might be of 
interest to readers on this newsgroup.

In essence,   Agitar who _was_ the leading vendor for unit testing on 
the Java platform, has decided to cease business. The reason is that not
enough companies had got on the Unit Testing band wagon.
I thought their technology and architecture was excellent, even though 
it was Java focused.
I had hoped similiar unit testing software might come  to "D".
It could even be viable as Open Source business, assuming that the VC's
don't become involved.
One thing I should point out is that  Agitar _automatically_ created the 
unit tests itself. The user just had to confirm that tests were
valid or not, or a bug.

Does anyone have an interest in this area on this newsgroup ?
Any other thoughts / comments ?

cheers

Nick B
May 27, 2008
Re: Unit Testing for "D".
Nick B wrote:
> 
> http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=32234
> 
> I came across this article on SD Times.  I thought it might be of 
> interest to readers on this newsgroup.
> 
> In essence,   Agitar who _was_ the leading vendor for unit testing on 
> the Java platform, has decided to cease business. The reason is that not
> enough companies had got on the Unit Testing band wagon.
> I thought their technology and architecture was excellent, even though 
> it was Java focused.
> I had hoped similiar unit testing software might come  to "D".
> It could even be viable as Open Source business, assuming that the VC's
> don't become involved.
> One thing I should point out is that  Agitar _automatically_ created the 
> unit tests itself. The user just had to confirm that tests were
> valid or not, or a bug.
> 
> Does anyone have an interest in this area on this newsgroup ?
> Any other thoughts / comments ?
> 
> cheers
> 
> Nick B

There are at least two different frameworks which call themselves 
"DUnit". I'm also working on a framework that allows you to pick and 
choose which D unittest {} blocks to run and recover from errors (so 
they can be used for real test-driven development).
May 27, 2008
Re: Unit Testing for "D".
Reply to Nick,

> http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=32234
> 
> I came across this article on SD Times.  I thought it might be of
> interest to readers on this newsgroup.
> 
> In essence,   Agitar who _was_ the leading vendor for unit testing on
> the Java platform, has decided to cease business. The reason is that
> not
> enough companies had got on the Unit Testing band wagon.
> I thought their technology and architecture was excellent, even though
> it was Java focused.
> I had hoped similiar unit testing software might come  to "D".
> It could even be viable as Open Source business, assuming that the
> VC's
> don't become involved.
> One thing I should point out is that  Agitar _automatically_ created
> the
> unit tests itself. The user just had to confirm that tests were
> valid or not, or a bug.
> Does anyone have an interest in this area on this newsgroup ? Any
> other thoughts / comments ?
> 
> cheers
> 
> Nick B
> 

somewhere I built a function that would take an array of just about anything 
and generate some asserts (as text) that would check to see if the array 
was it's self. Run the unittests, paste in the output in place of the function 
call and you have a unittest. With a bit of trickery to figure out where 
you are calling from I could envision test system that would let you sketch 
out a unittest and then when run would make a patch file that fills in the 
details with whatever the code actually does.
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