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The most popular programming languages in 2018

If you want to feel the pulse of what’s going on in the world of developers, GitHub is the place to be. The platform reveals the most popular programming languages in 2018.

It’s a good way to check your watch and see what’s going on and what skills will be in demand in 2019, too. And to the surprise of no one, the top 10 most popular programming languages are the same bunch as always.

This means that investments in skills training for these programming languages are a wise decision. And as GitHub’s popularity continues to grow, each “top 10 chart” becomes an even better representation of what’s happening in the dev’s world.

The most popular programming languages in 2018, according to GitHub

The chart is quite simple, yet telling:

10. Ruby

9. C

8. Shell

7. TypeScript

6. C#

5. C++

4. PHP

3. Python

2. Java

1. JavaScript

No real surprises. Given the popularity of mobile devices, apps, online services and the cloud in general, you can safely expect the status quo to remain for a while. So, you better continue to keep sharp your devs’ skills in these areas.