Redmonk’s language rankings are based on StackOverflow and Github numbers, too. JavaScript is on top because the number of lines of code committed to Github is a staggering 4 billion. (The number is greatly inflated by web projects in other languages; when you commit them to Github, you also commit a measure of JS code.) We have always known this, and it ought not to be surprising: web applications rely on JavaScript, and most people do not deliberately use JavaScript by choice. The choice is made for them. Sane people do not choose a broken language.

Redmonk’s language rankings are based on StackOverflow and Github numbers, too. JavaScript is on top because the number of lines of code committed to Github is a staggering 4 billion. (The number is greatly inflated by web projects in other languages; when you commit them to Github, you also commit a measure of JS code.) We have always known this, and it ought not to be surprising: web applications rely on JavaScript, and most people do not deliberately use JavaScript by choice. The choice is made for them. Sane people do not choose a broken language.

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