Github’s “The State of the Octoverse” report shows that Python becomes the second most popular programming language leaving Java, PHP, C#, C++, and others behind.
With GitHub millions of developers make up an increasingly interconnected community while building software the world relies on. Github’s community consists of 40 million developers 10 million of them registering in 2019. Github, a Microsoft company, has released its annual “The State of the Octoverse” report.
Python is in the second position
This year, we can see that C# and Shell rose up on the list. Compared to the 2018 report, we see Python rising to the second position from its previous 9th standing. This rise of Python can be explained on the grounds of increasing interest in data science, AI and machine learning.
Following Python, the programming language Dart has also seen rapid growth, with up 532%. Next is Rust with a 235% growth. Python was up by 151% and became the number 2 on the list. The Rust, Kotlin, and TypeScript communities are still growing fast. According to opportunities on type safety and interoperability. It is needed to note that developers collaborated in more than 370 primary languages on the platform.
GitHub Octoverse: Top languages
Also, there are other reports of other companies showing the top languages based on their surveys. One of these is the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey that said Python is the “fastest-growing major language today.”
For further information, you can read The State of the Octoverse report.