GitHub: Popular Programming Languages

If you are learning to write code or are just considering a new programming language, it will definitely helps to know which languages are the most popular. The idea is that a language that is more popular will usually mean more support from other programmers and more job opportunities. The internet site GitHub has tracked historical popularity of various programming languages used by 10 million users since 2008 to rank the overall popularity of languages using the data collected by Linguist.

The top 5 languages right now: JavaScript, Java, Ruby, PHP, and Python. You can read the GitHub article here.

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