November 9, 2017

15 Most Popular Programming Languages Used By Coders On GitHub

Finding new career opportunities and excelling in the career is very important in today’s competitive world. In order to stay ahead of the competition, it is very important to know the right skills required. In case you end up learning a skill that’s in heavy demand, it brings immense benefits and stays with you lifelong.


If you are looking to make a promising and long-term career, programming is one of the best options in the software industry. The world of programming is something that is very competitive and ever-changing software development industry. New technologies, framework scripts continue to find there own place in this coding world.

In case you are a programmer, learning a new programming language helps you expand your career opportunities. You also need to have the knowledge of top programming languages to make correct choices (online services and websites like GitHub and Stack Overflow will turn out to be pretty helpful if you are in your journey of learning programming).

This year, GitHub, the so-called “Facebook for programmers,” has turned 10 years old and as an annual exercise, it has released its annual Octoverse report at GitHub Universe, the company’s annual user conference. The report sheds some light on some important trends like popular programming languages, most forked open source projects, most-discussed repositories, most popular topics, etc.

In this article, we list the top programming languages used by coders, according to GitHub.

15 Top Programming languages on GitHub:

  1. JavaScript
  2. Python
  3. Java
  4. Ruby
  5. PHP
  6. C++
  7. CSS
  8. C#
  9. Go
  10. C
  11. TypeScript
  12. Shell
  13. Swift
  14. Scala
  15. Objective C


From the above list, we can infer that JavaScript is the most used language among developers across the world. Python replaced Java as the second-most popular language on GitHub, with 40 % more pull requests than last year. Typescript was also on the rise in 2017, used in almost four times as many pull requests as last year.

It’s worth noting that GitHub is home to open source projects written in 337 unique programming languages. It has some 24 million users in 200 countries, working in 337 different programming languages. The employees of big tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook rely on Github to spread their word to the world.

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