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Python overtakes Java to become second-most popular language on GitHub (theregister.co.uk)
5 points by elorant on Nov 14, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments



1) Js

2) Python

3) Java

4) PHP

5) C#

6) C++

7) TypeScript

8) Shell

9) C

10) Ruby

Also, Objective C dropped out in 2016 (replaced by TypeScript).

...I didn't expect PHP on #4 or TypeScript on #7, but it makes sense I guess. Btw, PHP held its #4 steadily since 2015 (and was #3 previously)


I have a friend who works with PHP, and we used to tease him a lot about it. The truth is though, that with everyone building web-based tools, even for enterprise sized applications for to handle things like the workflow of a hospital. Well PHP is actually rather suited for all that, so is Python and Ruby.

JAVA meanwhile has lost its academic connection in a lot of places, and a lot of fresh graduates genuinely don’t want to work with it.

C# is C#, .Net Core is fast and Microsoft are suddenly popular, but they are truly neglecting a lot of their old backend libraries in a typical Microsoft fashion. Which means you have to write a ton of enhancement or replacement libraries, even to work with Microsoft’s own AD.




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