RedMonk, a well-known software industry analysis company, released the June 20th programming language rankings. The RedMonk programming language leaderboard tracks the statistical usage and the number of discussions on GitHub and Stack Overflow, sorting them after statistical analysis, and aims to gain insight into potential language adoption trends. The list was released twice a year, this is the second list this year. The last time the list was released was in March, the first quarter programming language ranking.
At present, RedMonk’s basic idea of sorting algorithms for programming languages has not changed, but the specific process has changed. Now GitHub Archive is used as the data source to analyze GitHub data; while the Stack Overflow part directly uses the utility data explorer provided by it, the specific sorting algorithm can be found in the official introduction.
The top 20 programming languages in RedMonk’s 2019 Q3 quarter:
|Ranking||June 2019||January 2019||June 2018|
Look at the points that deserve attention:
Go (-1): For the second run in a row, Go dropped one spot, this time out of a tie with R for 15th back to 16th on our list
Kotlin: Kotlin, for its part, held serve by not moving up or down from its 20th rank during last quarter’s run
Julia: Julia remains distant from mainstream usage and visibility, but continues an upward, if glacial, ascent, clocking in at #33 up from #34 in January’s numbers.
Rust: One quarter after holding at #23, Rust inched up two spots to #21 this quarter. Placing one spot behind a high growth language like Kotlin and ahead of popular JVM-based languages such as Clojure (#25) or Groovy (#24) is a remarkable accomplishment given Rust’s low level, safety-oriented nature