Top programming languages by contributors as of September 30, 2018
Geographic trends in languages by contributors as of September 30, 2018
In the last 12 months, we haven't seen many variations in language usage across regions. However, TypeScript is higher ranked in South America and Africa than in North America and Europe. This might be because developer communities in Africa and South America are relatively newer. The repositories that were contributed to in Africa and South America in the last year are, on average, younger than repositories in North America and Europe. And perhaps this means they're more likely to focus on newer developer technologies.
Fastest growing languages by contributors as of September 30, 2018
Celebrated for the ability to asynchronously handle data as and when it's ready, the latest LTS version is Node.js 10.14.2, which offers significant performance advantages over earlier LTS versions, and is available to download here
Prized for its simplicity due to its declarative approach, ease of management, and reusable components React can also be used to build interfaces for mobile apps using React Native.
Vue is another framework for building web UIs and is designed to be a simple library that controls the look and functionality of the UI.
Rather than try to handle every element of a web app, such as routing HTTP requests, Vue is designed to integrate with other software libraries to add features as needed.
"In 2018 alone, we saw more new users than in our first six years combined, and we celebrated hosting over 100 million repositories. All of this growth is thanks to the open source community," writes Thomas Elliott, a data scientist at GitHub