Yet another programming language popularity list

When discussing programming language popularity, most people point to the tiobe index. But personally I think there are some serious flaws to their method, the main thing being that they arbitrarily decide which languages to track and which to ignore. I've been playing around on stackoverflow lately and noticed today that if you hover on a tag, the site tells you how many followers that tag has. You can also see how many questions are asked under a partucilar language tag. So I decided to create a list of popular languages (or dev environments) on their site and how many followers and questions each languauge has. I included ColdFusion at the bottom for reference.

Name
Questions
Followers
C#
149,600
23,015
Java
100,276
19,136
PHP
89,720
17,279
Javascript
77,954
13,432
jQuery
66,446
13,618
iPhone
64,943
11,086
ASP.Net
64,426
12,812
C++
59,445
13,983
Python
49,209
16.142
Android
43,304
9,983
...
...
...
ColdFusion
1,906
1,202

Is this scientific? No, but it's interesting. That said, I do think it's more scientific that tiobe's, which is based on a secret search results based algorithm. This at least is based on data from a real programmer Q&A community, and a very popular one at that.

PHP and ColdFusion Release Timeline

I was reading the articles mentioned in this Ben Forta blog entry and decided to make a timeline of PHP and ColdFusion releases. The reason I was thinking of this was because one of the articles said that one of ColdFusion's selling points is frequent releases. This made me curious how often CF has been updated when compared to PHP. So I created this time line.

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