Programming languages: Microsoft TypeScript is ahead of C #, PHP and C ++ on GitHub
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Microsoft released TypeScript in 2012 after two years of internal development. The scripting language will be 10 years later in December.
TypeScript co-creator Anders Hejlsberg, a technical member of Microsoft and “father of C #,” recently told ZDNet that he had to sell the idea of ââan open source language to the most senior Microsoft officials in 2010, when the company under then-CEO Steve Ballmer was still pissed off about open source.
In mid-2019, TypeScript overtook PHP, which was the third most popular language on GitHub in 2016, but is now the sixth most commonly used in projects hosted on GitHub.
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The Google developers behind Angular are TypeScript fans. The language has also been boosted by the demise of Adobe Flash, which will reach end of life this month and no longer be supported by any major browsers next year.
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