State of the Octoverse 2019: Python outranks Java for the first time
It’s that time of the year again! GitHub released the newest edition of its annual State of the Octoverse report. The report shows which programming languages and projects are most popular on GitHub and which are trending. Let’s see who this year’s winners are.
GitHub has published its State of the Octoverse 2019 report to find out which programming languages are most widely used, which are on the rise, and who their contributors are. GitHub noted there has been a continuous increase in open source contributors and contributions from all over the world—even Antarctica!
The data for this year’s report was collected from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019.
Top programming languages
Which programming language was the most popular over the last year? GitHub checked up on the top ten primary languages. The language ranking is based on the number of contributors to repositories tagged with the respective primary language.