February 25, 2008

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Google Trends Reveals Falling Interest in XP

According to this graph genereted by Google Trends, searches for "extreme programming" have been on the wane in the last four years.

What does this mean, I wonder?

Even more interesting is the trend for "ruby on rails". While it seems as though the hype is still growing, the actual number of people searching for information has passed a peak and seems to be dropping.

Anecdotal evidence from various blogs and other tech news sources suggest some kind of Rails backlash might be happening, with some teams returning to older technology like Java/J2EE and PHP.

Posted 13 years, 3 months ago on February 25, 2008