With roughly 3.4 million users and 16.7 million repositories, GitHub offers a comprehensive view into not only the most popular languages, but which ones are on the rise; while the top five languages on GitHut’s list have been around since the 1990s, newer ones such as Swift (created 2014), Rust (created 2010), Go and CoffeeScript (both created in 2009) have also made their presence felt.
Details about GitHut’s analysis are available on GitHub itself, with the Archive data available via Google BigQuery.
GitHut’s findings parallel those of tech-industry analyst firm RedMonk, which uses data from GitHub and Stack Overflow to create a regularly updated list of the most popular programming languages.
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