Top ten programming languages in 2020

Python’s rise to become the second-most widely used language on GitHub, meanwhile, is due to a “speedily-expanding” community of data science professionals and hobbyists, GitHub notes, with many core data science packages powered by Python.“How else can we tell data science is growing on GitHub?” the company asks:

“The use of Jupyter Notebooks by number of repositories with Jupyter as their primary language has seen more than 100% growth year-over-year for the last three years”

— GitHub

More broadly, GitHub’s popularity shows no sign of waning: 1.3 million developers contributed to open source projects for the first time over the past 12 months; there were 10 million new users and 44 million new repositories created.

Source: CBR, accessed 16 March 2020, <>

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