It's time to to thank UVM and say goodbye

Oh no! Will this turn in to one of those language wars again? Maybe, but we can’t ignore the fact that there probably goes 1000 Javascript, Python or Java developers for each Verilog coder. (System)Verilog (or VHDL for that matter) barely scrapes the bottom of the top 50 most popular language lists. “Nonsense!”, I hear my fellow chip design engineers mumble, “Everyone knows Verilog”. Well, there’s a word for that. Survivor bias. Everyone in the semiconductor industry knows Verilog because those who couldn’t stand the language just went elsewhere. And this is a huge problem for the industry. On top of an aging demographic we have issues keeping the youngsters interested when there’s other fancier languanges and environments out there.