It may be a little early to post this but not much. At this point it would be a big surprise if some other post made it into this list. These fifteen posts were far and away the most read of 2011. The first on the list had over 20,000 views. The last on the list was over 4,500 views which was a good 500+ more than the next on the list. Most of these posts had so many views because of links from other places. Somehow they hit a nerve with some people and a lot of extra traffic came towards this blog. The average post was probably read about 400 times over the course of a year. Still not bad but nothing like the traffic the most viewed posts received.
- Why are all programming languages in English
- Programming languages that make you think
- Readability in Programming Languages
- Interesting Programming Projects – A Collection
- Programming is for girls
- FizzBuzz – a programming question
- How not to teach programming
- Hacking Vs Programming
- Are programming languages really languages
- A Post BASIC World
- Object oriented programming is Dead
- How many sorting algorithms do beginners need to learn
- So you want to teach your kids to program
- Abstraction as the core of computer science
- Quality of testing and quality of code
Most of these posts have a lot of comments as well. The comments add a lot of value in my opinion. I hope you’ll take a look at some of them.
Edit: Would you believe that One Compile A Day is jumping up into the ranks of views that compare with some of the others I listed? Over 4,000 views in just the last couple of days. Next year I am waiting until the year is completely over.