219 Programming Language History Visualization

Description

Olá Rubyists,

This week’s quiz is to create a a visualization of the history of programming languages. The output should be a directed graph with edges indicating which languages influenced other languages. A good source for the data is Wikipedia.

Have fun!

Summary

There were no submissions to this week’s quiz. Jörg W Mittag shared several links to existing programming language history visualizations as well as alternate sources to gather the data from.

If you are interested in solving the data gathering portion of this problem here is a good technique from Ilya Grigorik’s blog: Ruby Screen Scraper in 60 seconds.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009