Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

Statistics: Python outranked Java as the second most popular language on GitHub

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According to GitHub State of the Octoverse annual report, Python outranked Java as the second most popular language, and JavaScript is the number one. According to the report, there are more than 40 million developers on its platform, including 10 million new users in 2019; the countries with the largest developers outside the US include China, India, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, Russia, Brazil, and Hong Kong.

The fastest-growing languages used in the past year was Dart, followed by Rust, HCL, Kotlin, TypeScript, PowerShell, Apex, Python, Assembly, and Go. The Dart growth rate is as high as 532%, while Rust is 235%.