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At GitHub, JavaScript rules in usage, TensorFlow leads in forks

JavaScript is the most-popular language on GitHub, based on pull requests from the popular code-sharing site. Since September 2016, there have been 2.3 million pull requests for JavaScript, GitHub reports. Following web development staple JavaScript was Python, with 1 million requests, and Java, with 986,000 requests. Python displaced Java as the second-most-popular language on GItHub. Also improving its lot greatly in 2017 was TypeScript, Microsoft’s typed superset of JavaScript, which had 207,000 pull requests, almost four times as many requests as it had the year before. [ Go deeper at…

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What’s new at GitHub: dependency management, security alerts

GitHub is adding several services to its popular code-sharing site to help developers manage dependencies and improve security. GitHub dependency graph service With the dependency graph service, GitHub will use its own data to build a dependency graph that gives developers insight into both projects their code depends on and the projects that depend on their code. [ Also on InfoWorld: 19 open source GitHub projects for security pros. | Track the latest trends in open source with InfoWorld’s Open Source Report newsletter. ]The essential features in the GitHub dependency…

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