caption Fastest growing programming languages source WOCinTech Chat Flickr In the cutting-edge world of Silicon Valley, not only do developers have to learn the most popular programming languages, they also have to keep up with new ones. GitHub, which hosts open-source software projects to which users can browse and contribute, has been tracking programming trends on their site each year. In their annual Octoverse report, GitHub reveals what the fastest growing languages are, as well as the most popular languages overall. The company is seeing trends toward languages focused on thread safety and interoperability – in terms, languages that can safely execute multiple sequences at once, and that are capable of interacting with another language in the same system. Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion, which has been seen as a smart move for the tech titan. GitHub itself is also rapidly growing. This past year, 8 million new users joined … [Read more...] about These lesser-known programming languages are exploding in popularity, according to the ‘Facebook for programmers’
Groovy programming language
Kotlin, the Google-endorsed programming language for building Android apps, now has the fastest-growing population of contributors on Microsoft-owned code-hosting repository GitHub. Google made Kotlin a 'first-class' language last year, alongside already officially supported Java and C++. The move offered Google an avenue to sidestep Java issues on Android and has helped propel Kotlin's use by Android developers, which is reflected in GitHub's 2018 Octoverse report. According to GitHub, the number of contributors using Kotlin to build projects has more than doubled in the past year, making it the fastest-growing language of all. Google recently ramped up its support for Kotlin, teaming up with its main sponsor, IDE developer JetBrains, to launch the the Kotlin Foundation and the Google Cloud hosted Kotlin portal. As Google noted at the time, 27 percent of the top 1,000 Android apps on Google Play use the language, among them Twitter, Slack, and Netflix. The purpose of the … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s GitHub: ‘Kotlin for Android now fastest-growing programming language’
Video: What programming languages do you need to know to earn more?A boom in machine-learning applications continues to drive up the popularity of 27-year-old Python, so much that it could soon outrank 33-year-old C++ on TIOBE's programming language index. Python's rise on the new TIOBE index results for August lines up with past results from Stack Overflow, a site that helps programmers solve coding questions, which last year found that growth in Python-tagged questions may have made it the fastest-growing language. IEEE's app for rating the most popular languages has had Python in top spot since 2017 where it remains today, as it does on PyPl. Developer analyst RedMonk places Python in third spot. But on TIOBE's index, Python has never reached third spot. It has risen from fifth to fourth place since August 2017 with a current rating of 6.992 percent, just behind C++'s 7.471 percent rating. TIOBE analysts believe that Python's running on large embedded systems will … [Read more...] about Python’s rise: Could it soon edge out C++ in programming language popularity?