It’s that time of year again: analyst firm RedMonk has dropped its updated ranking of the world’s programming languages. This time around, Python and TypeScript are languages to watch—but why?
First, it’s worth exploring RedMonk’s methodology. “We extract language rankings from GitHub and Stack Overflow, and combine them for a ranking that attempts to reflect both code (GitHub) and discussion (Stack Overflow) traction,” the firm states in its introduction to the rankings. “The idea is not to offer a statistically valid representation of current usage, but rather to correlate language discussion and usage in an effort to extract insights into potential future adoption trends.”