These word clouds are created from GitHub commit messages that contain references to the 5 Web browsers you can select above: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari.
The data is obtained from the GitHub Archive and was last updated on May 24, 2012. A word must at least occur twice across all processed messages mentioning the browser to appear in the corresponding word cloud. Words that look like file names or URLs were removed. A maximum of 500 words is displayed.
In total 4310 messages from the GitHub public timeline contained browser mentions, that matched the regular expression below used in the dataset query resulting in the distribution shown in the bar chart.
It shouldn't be a surprise that Internet Explorer is the most frequently mentioned browser, but to be fair it's the only one with multiple identifier variants.
While IE followed by optional whitespaces and numbers most likely refers to the browser everybody loves to hate, abbreviations like FF not necessarily refer to Firefox.
Anyway, I think it's safe to assume that Internet Explorer is still the biggest cause of trouble when it comes to front end development and will remain to be for many moons to come.
This post was written by Ramiro Gómez (@yaph) and published on (updated: ). Ramiro is a developer who likes open source, data mining, visualization and writing. To be informed about new posts you can subscribe to the Geeksta RSS feed.
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