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GitHub publishes 2019 annual report, with more than 40 million users

via:博客园     time:2019/11/7 9:40:34     readed:7377

GitHub publishes the state of the octaverse, the 2019 annual report. Here are some key data.

More than 40 million users worldwide

At present, GitHub has more than 40 million developers, 80% of whom are from outside the United States. There were 10 million new developers in the past year, 44% more people created the first repo in 2019 than in 2018, and 1.3 million people contributed to open source for the first time.

Organizations are working together across time zones and rely on open source software

At present, GitHub has nearly 3 million organization accounts, which come from all over the world and represent the collective work of companies, non-profit organizations and open source projects. Among them, GitHub Enterprise Cloud accounts come from more than 70 different countries. This year, 35 of the top 50 fortune global companies have contributed to open source, which reflects that proprietary code relies heavily on the open source community.

The software community is more closely linked than ever before.

Last year, more than 44 million repos were newly created, ranging from machine learning in medicine and academic papers on deep learning to a variety of robots. On this basis, the shared infrastructure of open-source projects links all software together, and they are closely dependent.

Specifically, on average, each public and private repo on GitHub relies on more than 200 software packages, and there are hundreds of dependencies behind each project. Moreover, if you look at the top 50 open source projects by dependency, you can see that the projects with the highest dependency support more than 3.6 million other repos this year, such as rails / rails, Facebook / jet and Axios / Axios, which have become critical to global code.

More than 7.6 million vulnerability alerts fixed

Security is also part of the work of the open source community, where maintenance, developers, researchers and tool ecosystems work together to ensure code security. GitHub has fixed more than 7 million alerts since it issued a security alert in November 2017.

Chinese developer related

The use of open source code has accelerated significantly in China, India and Germany this year, with its Chinese developer fork and clone up 48 percent from last year.

In addition to open source, the contribution data of the whole GitHub is also increasing. In terms of public and private contributions, the developer community in Asia is growing rapidly in 2019, of which 31% of Asian contributors are from China.


In addition to the above data on the GitHub itself, there are also data on some managed projects:

  • Python became the second most popular language on GitHub.
  • Dart and Rust are the fastest growing languages.
  • Over the past three years, the use of jupyter notebook has grown by more than 100% year-on-year.
  • The number of TensorFlow contributors rose from 2238 to 25166.

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