Monday, January 04, 2010

Most Popular Articles of 2009

 In 2009 I made 312 posts on IronPython-URLs, a bit short of an average of one a day that it looked like I might manage earlier in the year.

According to google analytics there were more than 112 thousand page views to a total of 2042 pages on the blog. An average of over three hundred page views a day. Feedburner estimates that this blog has around eight hundred readers. Many of those will read the articles via RSS or Planet Python and rarely visit the website.

It's interesting to note that of the most popular articles in 2009 (most page views) several of them are to do with choice of IDE or using IronPython with Visual Studio. The question of which IDE to use with IronPython is still alive and well:
  1. New Sample: Writing a DLR Language in C# or IronPython  (May 2009, 1892 page views)
  2. IronPython in SharpDevelop 3.1 and Converting C# to IronPython  (May 2009, 1412 page views)
  3. C# Becomes a Dynamic Language...  (December 2008, 1164 page views)
  4. Python is the easiest language in which to do interesting things  (February 2009, 1150 page views)
  5. Python Support in Visual Studio  (June 2009, 1119 page views)
  6. Another IDE for IronPython? Eclipse and PyDev  (July 2009, 1077 page views)
  7. Davy's IronPython Editor  (January 2009, 1032 page views)
  8. Jeff Hardy: Django, Zlib and easy_install on IronPython (January 2009, 949 page views)
  9. Writing an IronPython Debugger  (March 2009, 816 page views)
  10. Running Python from C#  (September 2008, 789 page views)
My recent post Does Microsoft Take Dynamic Languages Seriously looks a bit at how much work it would be to get IronPython support in Visual Studio, and there have been a couple of interesting posts on this topic since. IDEs and IronPython is a topic that is likely to continue to be of interest in 2010 as well.