GitHub today shared a closer look at how the popularity of programming languages used on its code collaboration website has changed over the years. In short, the graph above shows the change in rank for programming languages since GitHub launched in 2008 all the way to what the site’s 10 million users are using for coding today.
GitHub is a repository hosting service that builds on the distributed revision control and source code management functionality of Git, which is strictly a command-line tool. GitHub provides a web-based graphical interface, as well as desktop and mobile integration.
To be clear, this graph doesn’t show the definitive top 10 programming languages. Because GitHub has become so popular (even causing Google Code to shut down), however, it still paints a fairly accurate picture of programming trends over recent years.