GitHub announces ``Most used programming language in 2022'' ranking

GitHub, a software development platform, has released a report summarizing statistical data on programming languages used on the platform in 2022. The most used programming language in 2022 is '

JavaScript ', the fastest growing programming language is ' HCL (HashiCorp Configuration Language) ', and the programming language whose usage has declined is ' PHP '.

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According to a report summarizing the programming languages used on GitHub, the top 10 most used programming languages in 2022 are as follows.

1st place: JavaScript
2nd place: Python
3rd place: Java
4th place: TypeScript
5th place: C#
6th place: C++
7th place: PHP
8th place: Shell script
9th place: C language
10th place: Ruby

From 2014 to 2022, JavaScript has maintained the top spot, TypeScript has increased its ranking rapidly since 2017, and Ruby and PHP have fallen on the contrary.

HCL is the programming language with the highest usage growth over the past year. This seems to be due to the growing popularity of the open source software tool Terraform and IaC practices, and the increasing automation of deployments. Along with this, the usage of Go and shell scripts has also increased significantly. Rust usage has also increased significantly, partly due to security and reliability, GitHub said. The reason why Python's usage rate is rising is because of its usefulness in the fields of data science and machine learning. In addition, GitHub points out that Lua, which ranked fourth in terms of growth rate, is frequently used due to its usefulness in game development.

The top 10 programming languages whose usage rate increased the most year-on-year in 2022 are as follows.

1st place: HCL (growth rate 56.1%)
2nd place: Rust (50.5% growth rate)
3rd place: TypeScript (growth rate 37.8%)
4th place: Lua (34.2% growth rate)
5th place: Go (growth rate 28.3%)
6th place: Shell script (growth rate 27.7%)
7th place: Makefile (growth rate 23.7%)
8th place: C language (growth rate 23.5%)
9th place: Kotlin (22.9% growth rate)
10th place: Python (growth rate 22.5%)

Application development is the most popular area in which programming languages are used. Also, relatively fast languages like Go are increasingly being used for scripting and cloud-based work.

In addition, Kotlin is used to develop the mobile OS Android , and Dart is used to develop the open-source SDK Flutter , a programming language designed to make mobile application development easier. It seems that more and more developers are using it. This has been a big trend over the past few years, and it seems to be gaining momentum, especially with Android mobile applications running on Windows 11.

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