Trying to measure programming languages popularity is hard.
In an earlier post, I measured the number of the availability of jobs based on dice.com and similar places. Another interesting article is here. Both analysis supprt the view that C# and .NET jobs constitute the leading section of the job market, and more non-scientific research leads me to believe that .NET constitutes a majority of the NEW (as opposed to legacy, or code maintnance) programming jobs.
What do you think? I am looking for feedback, or your own experience.