Mobile OS Market Share

Jan 30, 2018 | Mobile | Picture | It

A couple of weeks ago an article in business insider stated that Apple’s iOS was losing market share in Europe’s four largest markets (Great Britain, France, Italy, and Spain) besides Japan. I haven’t checked the mobile global market in a while and today checking the starcounter stats, Android is clearly dominant on a global scale. It’s true Android has some issues, including the well known fragmentation, but I still prefer the flexibility of this OS over the iOS one.

Vue.js very popular in the last year

Aug 13, 2017 | Chart | It | Programming Languages

Some weeks ago when I finished working, I was about to leave the building and I saw in the wall a sheet of paper with information about a vue.js meetup here in Berlin. I thought I have never heard about this vue.js and the more I read, the more interested I became into this front-end javascript framework.

Google Search trends show vue.js has been the post popular framework in the last 12 months. Vue.js is self described as “a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable”. I gave it a go and it’s quite interesting.

Top 100 websites in the world by type

Feb 25, 2017 | Maps | World | It

Wikipedia provides an article containing a list of the top 100 sites in the world in terms of traffic, using Alexa and SimilarWeb as sources. The chart above shows the type of sites count based on that list and Search Engines is the top category by far. Now, it’s interesting to see how the main reason of this finding is due to the massive popularity of Google around the world: Its localized version on all this countries make it to the top 100 list:

Global Warming Reminder

Nov 15, 2016 | World | Chart | It

Not surprising. The earth temperature measured by NASA in September was the highest ever warmest month. //data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata_v3/GLB.Ts.txt. This follows the same pattern as every month this year. The Paris climate agreement clearly recognized the wide impact of Global Warming, but with the recent results of the US Elections, this issue needs to be raised all the time.

Android vs IOS market share 2016

Nov 1, 2016 | World | Chart | It

I haven’t checked the Mobile OS market share in a while. According to net market share Android has 68.5% and IOS has 25.8% in the last month. I’m curious how this will be affected with the whole Note 7 issue. But still it’s impressive the growth compared with just 2 years ago.

R vs Python in Data Science

Oct 29, 2016 | It | Programming Languages | Chart

I have been using Python for many years and I recognize how powerful it is with libraries like Pandas and Scikit-Learn for Data Science. In a previous I have the opportunity to use R, but I haven’t touched it in a while. I was curious to see what is the interest between in R vs Python in the Google Search Trends and you can see the graph above plotted with this data source.

Most popular Javascript Frameworks

Oct 17, 2016 | It | Programming Languages | Chart

Last weekend I finish converting the FX calculator I developed during my career break to React.js. I have briefly touched some code at work but I wanted to get my hands dirty and understand better the advantages and the challenges of this library.

I was also checking today some interesting Google Trends data about the most popular Javascript frameworks in terms of search interest and React is definitively winning the interest war.

Search engines global market share

Sep 6, 2016 | World | Chart | It

I haven’t checked the global search engines market share in a while because clearly Google dominates in almost every country but yesterday I heard an interesting podcast on BBC about the power of Google and I was curious about the position of the 2nd and 3rd players. The chart above is generated with data from startcounter.

Wikimedia Visits by OS Family

Sep 2, 2016 | World | Chart | It

Alexa and Similar web rank Wikipedia as the 7th and 9th most visited site on the web, so the visit statistics produced by the foundation are a good proxy for getting data on the most popular platforms on the web. The previous chart shows the visits by OS family. As you can observe there windows 7 is the most popular desktop OS, but the mobile OS (Android and IOS) are responsible for almost 40% of the visits to those sites.

React Trending

Jul 21, 2016 | It | Programming Languages | Chart

I was discussing it with a colleague a couple of days ago. The Facebook React is definitely going to stay around. Look on the previous graphs the wikipedia page views increase during the last year and the trend increase in stackoverflow.

Browser usage

Jun 23, 2016 | It | Chart

Browser usage according to the Wikipeida article on browser usage and the global stats reported by W3Counter. Not surprising Chrome is the most popular browser today and fortunately IE is in a complete decline.

Top Operating Systems In Desktop And Mobile

Mar 4, 2016 | World | Chart | It

I haven't check the operating systems market share in Desktop and Mobile and based on the data from starcounter the usual suspects: Windows and Android dominate in each sector respectively.

Most Active Programming Languages

Feb 10, 2016 | World | It | Table

It is hard to assess what are the most popular programming languages because there are multiple ways to measure them but none of the are perfect (ie. Repositories, lines of code, occurrences in job offers, etc). For example if work with embedded systems C is very popular, but if you work on the web the history is very different.

One interesting measurement of popularity of a language are the questions related to the language. Stack Overflow features questions and answers on a wide range of programming languages and compiles a list of the most popular tags with total, today and this week breakdown.

This data is a nice proxy on how popular are the different programming languages.

IOS vs Android Market Share.

Jan 27, 2016 | It | Chart

Yesterday I was reading the news about the Apple: On Tuesday they reported the financial results of their fiscal first quarter. One of the conclusions from this event is that even if they had records on profits, on the other hand the iPhone sales rose less than 1 percent from a year earlier.

I was checking the Mobile & Table operating systems market share data published by netmarketshare.net and this trend downwards is clear:

I never owned an iPhone. I really like the quality of the hardware and software produced by this company (In fact I'm writing this post on a macbook air), but I don't like the closed restricted ecosystem associated to their business model. It's refreshing to see so many different android devices on the market.