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Github-Stats: Microsoft Visual Studio Code-Project Tops the Charts by Contributors

The yearly statistics of Github provide some interesting insights: The open source project supported by most developers comes from Microsoft. In addition, Python overtakes Java as the second most popular programming language.


For many years, had been cautiously sceptical about open source software.Those days are definitely gone as Microsoft now hosts the most popular project in the developer community.

Like last year, the mini development (or, depending on your point of view, the extensive source code editor) on Github has the most supporters. This is the result of the recently published Github annual statistics. Second and third places are followed by 's Native React framework and the Javascript package manager NPM.

While Java is the front-runner in the TIOBE programming language ranking, Github lists Javascript as the most popular (after pull requests). And for the first time Python managed to push Java to the 3rd place.

In total, there are 67 million repositories on Github, 25.3 million of which were active in the last twelve months. The number of users is also impressive: Github has a total of around 24 million registered users. 5.9 million of these come from North America, 5.3 million from Europe and 7.1 million from Asia.

Last Updated on October 10, 2023 3:44 pm CEST

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a MasterĀ“s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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