GitHub Trending Languages Might Surprise You

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

When GitHub released their top ten trending languages, there were some easily-anticipated winners, like Python, known for versatility and use in automation. There were some surprises as well -- Assembly (yep, the Assembly with 1's and 0's) showed up, along with some proprietary languages. This is a very different listing, of course, than the most popular languages, but this list still shares incredible insight into the universal usage of code -- cross-section perspectives that only global repositories could have.

So what does a listing like this communicate to the development community? The most valuable assessment of this otherwise quirky article is summed perfectly in the three reasons why trending languages are selected for use in the first place.

1. Versatility (can be used/re-used in numerous scenarios)

2. Features (like promoting cybersecurity)

3. Compatibility with existing languages (helps them attract a community drawn from existing languages based on familiarity and low barrier of entry)

The TOP TRENDING LANGUAGE is no surprise -- and Kitestring's Benjamin McMahon has hosted sessions that deep-dive into use case and application. Read more at