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Interesting which are the technologies and trends on Stack Overflow judging by the number of questions, voters, etc.

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.NET is by far the most heavy populated area of StackOverflow. This can then be broken down to see that most of the activity is concerning ASP.NET development (both WebForms and the newly popular MVC Framework). The most popular language is by far C#.

Java development is a close second followed by Python and Ruby which all have their own hardcore communities.

Even functional programming languages have a pretty good showing on StackOverflow.

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Oh yeah! I forgot PHP of course. –  Felipe Almeida May 22 '11 at 18:03

You can look at the tag cloud to the right of the home page to get an idea. iPhone and ASP.Net are always there, quite highly.

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Cool I didn't though about this :). –  Jenea Jul 20 '09 at 14:37

What you have to ask yourself is this: is SO representative of technology as a whole? It's Microsoft-heavy and I would posit that this is not representative of the entire sector.

I find Google Trends to be a more accurate (yet still flawed) indicator of trends.

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