In August 2015, GitHub published a chart showing the popularity of programming languages used in projects hosted on their site, varying over the years.
GitHub is now the largest web platform hosting free open source software. There are over 10 million registered users. So, this chart gives us good information about programming language preferences of open source developers.
Here are the 10 most commonly used programming languages in GitHub:
The biggest jumping-off language is the Java programming language.
Java is actually the most widely used language in the world for commercial projects. But it is mostly used in corporate enterprises such as the state, banks. This graph shows that the popularity of open source projects also increases. Of course, one of the most important reasons for this rise is the increasing popularity of Android devices.