A recent Computerworld article contains some interesting data on language and platform usage.  The lead of the story is "Microsoft's C# beat out Java as the preferred programming language in a recent developer survey conducted by Computerworld. " 

The top 5 languages were:

  • 72% C#   
  • 66% Java   
  • 62% Visual Basic    
  • 54% C++   
  • 50% JavaScript/ECMAScript

--Scott