Why there are no articles programming in German at Medium

3 min readDec 27, 2021


The results of my language experiment at Medium

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About a year ago I have started to write at Medium about web programming and I was curious if it makes sense to write in other languages. Since my German is much better than my English right now, I have decided to give it a try and translated one of my articles into German.

Here is my initial post about this small experiment

I have posted two versions of the same story in English and German and was very curious how big will be the difference between them in the stats.



Sure, I did not expect the German version to perform better than English. But it was still interesting to check how big will be the difference between them.

Now, a year later, I see clearly, why there are no programming articles in German at Medium.

Here are the numbers:

Medium Stories Statistic

As you can see, the German version was viewed only 72 times and this states clearly:

There is no sense to write about programming in German at Medium.




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