Must-Know Github Languages Statistics [Latest Report]

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Market Data shows a diverse landscape of GitHub languages trends. Did you know that Rust topped the popularity charts in 2021, while Python surged with a 40% increase in demand? According to our research in the Market Data Report, JavaScript remains a forking favorite, with Swift and TypeScript maki

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"In 2021, Rust was the most loved language based on a survey of GitHub users."

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"Demand for Python skills on GitHub increased by over 40% between 2019 and 2021."

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"As of 2022, 80% of the world's largest enterprise companies are active on GitHub."

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"The number of repositories using Kotlin on GitHub grew by 30% in 2021."

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"The number of repositories using JavaScript on GitHub has grown by 25% from 2020 to 2021."

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"JavaScript remains the most forked language on GitHub in 2021."

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"The number of repositories tagged with machine learning increased by 50% in 2021."

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"Contribution to open-source projects written in Go grew by 33% in 2021."

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"Contribution activity on GitHub's public repositories grew by 35% during the pandemic."

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"In 2021, Python overtook Java as the second most popular language on GitHub."

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"JavaScript is the most popular language on GitHub as of 2022."

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"Swift saw a 28% increase in popularity on GitHub in 2021."

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"TypeScript is the fastest-growing language on GitHub in terms of repository creation."

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"As of 2021, there were over 100,000 active repositories for blockchain projects on GitHub."

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"In 2020, Ruby experienced a slight decline in usage on GitHub."

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"PHP usage on GitHub decreased by 15% from 2018 to 2021."

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"C# repositories on GitHub increased by 20% from 2019 to 2021."

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"The top languages on GitHub by repository creation in 2021 were JavaScript, Python, and Java."

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"GitHub had 56 million developers in 2021."

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"GitHub hosts over 200 million repositories as of 2022."

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Rust emerged as the most beloved language in 2021, signaling a growing interest in its unique features. Python witnessed a notable surge in demand, reflecting its versatility and widespread application. The dominance of JavaScript persists, evident in its status as the most forked and popular language on GitHub. Noteworthy is the rapid rise of Kotlin and TypeScript, indicating evolving preferences among developers. Surprisingly, Python surpassed Java in popularity, reshaping the language landsca

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