The first quarter bi-annual Programming Language rankings from RedMonk arrived. The RedMonk Programing Language Rankings charts the top programming languages using data from two of the biggest programming communities, GitHub and Stack Overflow.
While the monthly TIOBE Index catalogs languages based on search engine queries, RedMonk’s rankings show which languages are actively used by developers. However, as with all ranking methods, the results may not entirely reflect reality, especially when it comes to smaller language with less data to crunch.
With that caveat out of the way, let’s explore the first RedMonk Programming Language Ranking of the year.
Top 20 programming languages
However, a few standout languages shifted their positions.
TypeScript in the top 10
In the quarterly RedMonk ranking, TypeScript moved up one spot, from tenth place to ninth. Its inclusion in the top ten is notable since the language is still fairly new.