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JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk

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http://techcrunch.com – Industry analyst firm RedMonk published today its latest quarterly programming language popularity ranking. JavaScript came out on top, followed closely by Java, PHP, and Python. The rankings are based on data collected from the open source project host GitHub and the programming questions and answer site StackOverflow, a measurement invented by Drew Conway and John Myles White in 2010. As I’ve written elsewhere,¬†it’s difficult to determine the popularity of programming languages, but getting some idea of what developers actually like to use is one of many considerations for comp (IT news)