Think of it as a map of the rapidly changing world of computer software. On Wednesday, GitHub published a graph tracking the popularity of various programming languages on its eponymous Internet service, a tool that lets anyone store, edit, and collaborate on software code.
In recent years, GitHub.com has become the primary means of housing open source softwareâcode thatâs freely available to the world at large; an increasing number of businesses are using the service for private code, as well. A look at how the languages that predominate on GitHub have changed over time is a look at how the software game is evolving. In particular, the graph reveals just how much open source has grown in recent years.
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