Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages - Motherboard
This week, Stack Overflow data scientist David Robinson published an interesting observation: There exists a small but meaningful divide between the programming technologies used in wealthy countries and those used in developing countries.
The first is in data science, which tends to employ the programming languages Python and R.
“Python is visited about twice as often in high-income countries as in the rest of the world, and R about three times as much,”
I’m not sure there’s a profound explanation for these disparities. You would find the same thing in most other globalized industries, surely. Software development likes to imagine itself as a uniquely egalitarian white-collar trade, but skillsets follow education and education follows money.
La conclusion est à la fois intéressante... et en elle même significative du gap : pourquoi serait-il m"mieux" de coder en R et Python qu’en un framework PHP comme codeIgniter ? Une vision émanant d’un haut degré d’étude évidemment ;-)