Top Programming Languages on GitHub, JavaScript Tops the List

The trends of  top programming languages on GitHub which has 2.2 million active repositories and 3.4 million users.

GitHub is one of the favorite websites of programmers, developers and geeks, and they are constantly raving about it. It is a version control system where developers create a new project and make constant changes to the codes and release new versions before releasing the first beta version. Another important and recurring term is “repository.” A repository, abbreviated as “repo”, is a storage location where a particular project files are stored and can be accessed by a unique URL.


A cool visualization and it shows that JavaScript tops the repository roost by a fairly big margin on GitHub. I found this visualization on GitHut which describes itself as an attempt to visualize and explore the complex world of programming languages and repositories on GitHub

Here, JavaScript is at the top with 323,938 active repositories.


This data supports the popularity of Java which is at the top position on PYPL popularity index, and on second position RedMonk index and TIOBE index.

Also, JavaScript was named the language of the year for year 2014 for its growth by the TIOBE index. Visit GitHub to see more visualizations of individual languages.


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