One striking difference between this word cloud and the last week's is that the font sizes are much smaller, due to the smaller sample size. Since word clouds use font size to represent size within a sample, this is expected since the entire QSM database is larger than the sample from 2008 to present.
Since I began working with SLIM-Metrics and the QSM historical database, I've been interested in unique ways to present information. I've written before about how others pair data and design to visualize patterns, but this is my first attempt: a word cloud.
On Linked In, Peter Hill reports on current "programming languages of choice" in the ISBSG database:
"Java and C# .Net are now the languages of choice in the projects that the ISBSG receives. COBOL has slumped to 12% (it used to be 38%) and Visual Basic has dropped back to 5% after peaking at 15%."