The 9 most popular computer languages, according to the Facebook for programmers


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The C programming language provides the basis for the software that runs on lots of fighter jets.

GitHub is the web's number-one place for developers all over the world to swap and share code.


It's even been called the "Facebook for programmers," with lots of Silicon Valley firms requiring job applicants to include their GitHub profile right alongside their resume.

Which means that GitHub is a great place to gauge which of the world's many thousands of programming languages are the most popular - especially since a popular programming language is always a good job skill for anybody to have in this age of technological transformation.

Without further ado, here are the top programming languages on GitHub.