Archive | January, 2016

What computer languages are popular now?

12 Jan

If we order languages by number of Github repositories that are created since 2014/01/01 AND has at least 50 stars:

REPOS LANG
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7,783 JavaScript
3,527 Java
2,604 Python
2,422 Objective-C
1,596 Go
1,347 PHP
1,223 Swift
1,118 C++
1,105 C
527 Ruby
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The future is really in network/mobile software.

– JavaScript will continue to do well at position 1 — every browser runs JavaScript
– Java still has bright future (due to Android and backend services)
– New languages like Go, Swift that are born with features for network/mobile will definitely shine in next 10 years.

Compared this list to TIOBE, the list there looks very very stale.