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The State of the Octoverse: Top Programming Languages of 2018

At the core of every technology on GitHub is a programming language. In this year’s Octoverse report, we published a brief analysis of which ones were best represented or trending on GitHub. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into why—and where—top programming languages are popular. There are...
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What Is the MEAN Stack? JavaScript Web Applications

Most anyone who has developed web applications knows the acronym LAMP, which is used to describe web stacks made with Linux, Apache (web server), MySQL (database server), and PHP, Perl, or Python (programming language). Another web-stack acronym has come to prominence in the last few years: MEAN—...
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What Operations Professionals Need to Know to Fuel Career Advancement

O’Reilly conducted a recent survey[1] of operations professionals, and the results offer useful information and insights to empower your career planning.  Scripting languages are the most popular programming languages among respondents, with Bash being the most used (66% of respondents), followed...
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Why Linux Users Should Try Rust

Rust is a fairly young and modern programming language with a lot of features that make it incredibly flexible and very secure. It's also becoming quite popular, having won first place for the "most loved programming language" in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey three years in a row — 2016, 2017...
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Cloud Foundry Survey Finds Top Enterprise Languages

Programmers may love hot newer languages like Kotlin and Rust, but according to a Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF)recent survey of global enterprise developers and IT decision makers, Java and Javascript are the top dog enterprise languages. That said, the CFF also found that, "More and more,...
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Why Python is So Popular with Developers: 3 Reasons the Language Has Exploded

Python is the fastest-growing programming language in the world, as it increasingly becomes used in a wide range of developer job roles and data science positions across industries. But how did it become the go-to coding language for so many tasks? "Python is very popular because of its set of...
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18 Python Programming Books for Beginners and Veterans

Who knew there were so many helpful books out there for Python programmers? This curated list is just a drop in the bucket. As you may know, Python is soaring in popularity. Let's just say, it might be a good idea to get started learning more about Python soon or buffing up on your Python skills....
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Julia 1.0 Release Opens the Doors for a Connected World

Today Julia Computing announced the Julia 1.0 programming language release, “the most important Julia milestone since Julia was introduced in February 2012.” As the first complete, reliable, stable and forward-compatible Julia release, version 1.0 is the fastest, simplest and most productive open-...
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IEEE Survey Ranks Programming Languages

It's been said that programming languages are akin to religion. Engineers and developers will go out of their way to defend the use of their favorite language. (Perhaps it's more the pain of learning a new language that keeps us using the old). Surely you've seen many surveys on programming...
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Systems Languages: An Experience Report

Recently, there’s been a lot of turmoil in the systems language community. We have the Rust Evangelism Strikeforce nudging us towards rewriting everything in Rust. We have the C++17 folks who promise the safety and ease of use of modern programming languages with the performance and power of C. And...
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