The 10 most popular programming languages, according to the ‘Facebook for programmers’
Thousands ofprogramming languagesexist, but there are some trusty ones that developers turn to again and again.
GitHub, the startup at the center of open-source software development, tracks these programming trends. After all, it’s a hub for software projects that developers can browse and contribute to with over 3.1 million developers and 2.1 million organizations. Its annualOctoversereport has top insights on the the inner goings-on in the world of software developers.
GitHub is about to beacquired by Microsoftfor $7.5 billion, and it’s quickly growing. There were 8 million new users on the platform this past year — that’s more than in GitHub’s first six years combined. And it’s growing quickly globally, especially in countries like China, India, Singapore, Nigeria, Brazil, and more. Indeed, it’s been compared to Facebook, in the sense that it’s the home to several of the largest communities of programmers.
Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language that focuses on simplicity. It’s been used to build some of the apps we use each day. Ruby on Rails, a popular web-application framework, is implemented in Ruby. In fact, apps like Twitch, SoundCloud, Hulu, Zendesk, Square and GitHub were built with Ruby on Rails.
C is an old one, but a good one. One of the oldest programming languages, it was invented in the 1970s. Even today, it has become one of the most widely used programming languages of all time.
A shell script is a computer program that’s designed to instruct an operating system to run certain commands. Shell scripts can manipulate files, execute programs and more. It’s especially popular with systems administrators.