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Python and TypeScript Gain Popularity Among Programming Languages

By VentureBeat

December 4, 2020

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JavaScript continues to be the most popular programming language on GitHub, while Python is now the second most popular, followed by Java and the fast-growing TypeScript community, according to GitHub's annual Octoverse report. TypeScript climbed from seventh place in 2018 and 2019 to fourth overall this year. PHP and Ruby, languages that ranked among the most popular five years ago, continued to decline in popularity.

The report also found:

  • COVID-19 led to a noticeable spike in contributions to open source projects.
  • Analysis showed that open source project contributions peak on holidays and weekends, while enterprise developers are most likely to push code and project changes on weekdays.
  • Nigeria continues to rank highest among contributions to open source projects, followed by Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh. The United States' contribution to projects and number of active users remains higher than for any other region, but U.S. contributions to projects dropped to 22.7% this year.

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