Python now more popular than Java on GitHub

Posted on Monday, Nov 11 2019 @ 12:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Java is no longer the second-most widely used programming language on GitHub. The site's Octoverse report reveals Python overtook Java for the first time and is ranking just behind JavaScript. Python has seen a big rise in usage in recent years thanks to its adoption by data science professionals.
After JavaScript, Python, and Java, the most popular languages on GitHub are PHP, C#, C++, TypeScript, Shell, C, and Ruby, in that order. Big gainers for the year included Dart, Rust, HCL, Kotlin, TypeScript, Apex, Python, Assembly, and Go. Overall, developers collaborated in more than 370 languages on GitHub in the last year, according to the GitHub report.
Via: InfoWorld

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