I'm running an experiment to measure the activity of various programming languages on StackOverflow as a function of time. Specifically, I would like to try to get a feel for which languages are used most during the work week and which languages are used most at home and on the weekends. Here's a link to my blog post about the experiment.
Basically, I'm scraping StackOverflow.com to count the number of questions asked with specific tags every 5 minutes. Once I get a week's worth of this data, I'm going to do some analysis to see which languages have the most questions asked during which time ranges.
I'd like some feedback on the experiment if possible, as well as some predictions. Do you think languages like C++ and Java are used less on personal projects? Do you think Python and Ruby are used more at home than at work? Hopefully I'll have some definitive answers in a few weeks.
EDIT: Apparently my googling needs some work. I somehow missed the data dump. I'll rework my script to just parse this and have the results in a day or so, as soon as I get the chance.