TypeScript Cracks Top 10 in Programming Language Popularity Ranking
Just a couple months after declaring TypeScript was "exploding" in relation to other programming languages, analyst firm RedMonk is out with a new ranking that shows it cracking the top 10, a rare event in the history of the index.
"With the exception of one quarter in 2018 in which Swift placed tenth, it has been five years since we saw the entrant of a new top ten language," said RedMonk's Stephen O'Grady in announcing the June 2019 ranking. "In this quarter's run, however, TypeScript continued its upwards surge by placing tenth."
TypeScript's entry into the top 10 came at the expense of Apple's Swift, which RedMonk had previously described as the fastest-growing language in the history of its ranking, and Objective-C, also traditionally used by Apple-centric coders.
TypeScript jumped up two spots from the previous ranking, prompting RedMonk to observe:
While a few other languages went up and down slightly, the top 20 constitutes a cast of familiar characters:
RedMonk uses a formula based on GitHub and Stack Overflow to compute its ranking, with the methodology detailed in the aforementioned post.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.