Swift's unprecendented growth
he latest RedMonk Programming Language Rankings are now available, these rankings have been run since 2010 using essentially the same methodology so we can compare with historical data. The plot below compares popularity of Stack Overflow and GitHub.
Whilst the top ten is pretty much as expected
Perhaps the most important change is just outside the top 20.
the growth that Swift experienced is essentially unprecedented in the history of these rankings. When we see dramatic growth from a language it typically has jumped somewhere between 5 and 10 spots, and the closer the language gets to the Top 20 or within it, the more difficult growth is to come by. And yet Swift has gone from our 68th ranked language during Q3 to number 22 this quarter, a jump of 46 spots.
Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and you can find out more about Swift on the Apple Developer site,