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The Python programming language is now the second most popular, knocking Java out of the top two places in RedMonk 's popularity rankings for the first time.
RedMonk is based on GitHub and Stake Overflow data, which are the leading programming rankings. RedMonk Analyst, Stephen O'Grady, says "the company combines them for a ranking that attempts to reflect the traction of both the code (GitHub) and the discussion (Stack overflow).
While the rankings of RedMonk in June 2020 show little change compared to the March list, O'Grady believes that in this edition Python is the big winner simply because he has not moved from second place, while Java is one of the biggest winners.
Rust, created by Mozilla, has reached a more positive milestone for five-year old systems programming language and is for a first time the 20th most popular of the RedMonk's rankings. Rust is currently on 18th place, joining Tiobe 's top 20 this June. Rust is used in various ways to build platforms rather than to develop applications by Apple, Amazon, DropBox, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. For its memory security features, Microsoft in particular sees value in a language.
In the last five years, Rust has seen an equally impressive growth with the language Google endorses for write Android apps, Kotlin. Rust was 48th overall at that time, while Kotlin was now 19th overall, half a decade ago, the 68th most popular language. But since the last rankings, the position of Kotlin has not changed.
"The question for TypeScript, as it was during the last run, is what the language has as its potential ceiling, will it rise to the back of half of the top ten, or can it push the top 5?