“Programming language Python is now firmly the second most popular programming language, for the first time knocking Java out of the top two places in RedMonk’s language popularity rankings,” reports ZDNet:
RedMonk’s influential programming popularity rankings are based on GitHub and Stack Overflow data. The company combines them “for a ranking that attempts to reflect both code (GitHub) and discussion (Stack Overflow) traction”, says RedMonk analyst Stephen O’Grady, who notes “all numerical rankings should be taken with a grain of salt….
Five-year-old systems-programming language Rust, created by Mozilla, has hit a more positive milestone, for the first time becoming the 20th most popular language in RedMonk’s rankings.
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