For only the second time in five years, a different programming language broke into RedMonk’s ranking of most popular programming languages: TypeScript experienced an upward surge, placing 10th on the list this past month.
The last time this happened was one quarter in 2018 when Swift came in at no. 10 on the list, since dropping to no. 11 this past month. In its rankings, RedMonk combines programming language rankings from GitHub and Stack Overflow in an effort to reflect both code and discussion.
“It will be interesting to see if it can sustain this rank, or if like Swift before it, this is a temporary gain,” O’Grady wrote in the post. “Either way, TypeScript is a language that many are betting on moving forward.”
The rest of the top 10 remained fairly static, with the only other change in recent months being C++ rising one spot, to tie with C#.
Here are the 10 most popular programming languages as of June 2019, according to RedMonk:
5. C++ (tie)
5. C# (tie)