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GitHub has released its annual State of the Octoverse its regular report on the most popular programming languages and open source projects on its ubiquitous code-sharing service for programmers.
Just last year, Microsoft acquired GitHub for 7.5 billion as a key part of its plan to attract more developers to its cloud.
Here are the 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub.
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GitHub has become a hub that 40 million developers use to collaborate and share code for their projects personal, professional, and otherwise.
Just last year, Microsoft acquired GitHub for 7.5 billion, making it one of the key ingredients in its strategy for attracting more developers onto its cloud as it competes against Amazon and Microsoft.
As one of the largest online gathering spots for developers, GitHub tracks what programming languages are most popular among developers by releasing an annual report called The State of the Octoverse. The new report just came out this week, giving us new insight into which technologies developers are flocking to around the world.
Here are the top languages programmers are using, according to GitHub:
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Ruby is an open source programming language that focuses on being simple to use. It was created by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, who blended the best parts of his favorite languages to create it. It was released in 1995, and since then, it's become even more popular, with several conferences and meetups based on the Ruby language.
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Shell is especially popular with the IT department, allowing them to write commands that directly tell the operating system what to do. It can be used to automate common processes like installing or uninstalling programs remotely, or to manage, backup, and copy files.
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