GitHub Continues to Grow in 2017

GitHub has been around nearly 10 years, and they recently completed their annual look at the State of the Octoverse. Use of GitHub has grown to 24 million developers across 200 countries. 6.7 million new developers joined GitHub in the last year.

GitHub is now comprised of over 67 million repositories, 25.3 million of which saw at least some public activity within the last year. There have been 1.3 million new pull requests over the last year, including the very first one by Linus Torvalds.

Use of GitHub Enterprise is growing as well, with 52% of Fortune 50 and 45% of Fortune 100 companies now using it.

Here are the 15 most popular programming languages on GitHub, based on the total number of pull requests:

15 Most Popular GitHub Languages
[Original from The State of the Octoverse 2017]
Unsurprisingly, JavaScript continues to be the most popular, but Python replaced Java this year as the second most popular language. The popularity of TypeScript continues to grow, as it had almost four times as many pull requests as compared with the previous year.

In 2017, the 100,000,000th pull request was merged, and over 68 million issues were closed!

Here are the 10 most-forked projects and the 10 projects with the most contributors:

10 Most Forked GitHub Languages
[Original from The State of the Octoverse 2017]
10 Projects with the Most Contributors
[Original from The State of the Octoverse 2017]
It was another year of tremendous growth for GitHub. I look forward to what the next year will bring to the Octoverse.