Code hosting website, GitHub, has published a graph which shows just how popular different programming languages are on the site since its launch in 2008. The results revealed some interesting trends and how different languages have picked up momentum in recent years.
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The graph ranks the languages used in public and private repositories on GitHub and shows that Java has gained the most traction. It was ranked the 7th most popular language on the website in 2008 but has now shot to second place. Not surprising given how Java is often used to build open source software. In fact, open source is probably one of the reasons the ranks for each programming language have shifted a lot in the last few years.
GitHub notes another contributing factor for Java’s popularity could be the growth of the Android OS and the increasing demand for version control platforms at businesses and enterprises.
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