Dart Language Rankings Rise
Dart Language on GitHub: Climbing QuicklyAs I work on getting the first "public" release of my Dart Language SVG UI-Components/Widgets set ready, I have been contemplating whether I will self-host or push the source-code to GitHub or such. And, one thing I have noticed over the past couple weeks is that nearly every day I look at the GitHub Top Languages page for Dart Language, its popularity is increasing.
As of this writing, GitHub shows: "Dart is the #70 most popular language on GitHub".
[UPDATE: as of the "M1" Dart release-date (October, 2012), Dart ranks as #55 most popular language on GitHub; not bad considering my long-time-favorite development language - Delphi - is currently #40 on that same list after many years in the market].
Although this ranking many not sound very impressive, Dart has moved upward in the ranks quickly since its initial public release. And yes, I understand that this early rank-movement pace is partly due to the fact that the lesser-used languages are going to be easy to overtake. But, for a language that is in "alpha" stage along with "alpha" stage Editor and "developer" stage Dartium (browser), I see this early popularity increase as a good sign for Dart.
Given my experience with many projects on GitHub, most (regardless of language) will never (statistically) survive to become mature projects, but I expect that with time, some of these Dart projects will become solid enough to use and/or build applications upon — just like some very popular JS code has emerged over time. Hopefully my own Dart/SVG components will prove to be useful enough to survive or become the foundation for something useful — though, I am not kidding myself into thinking what I am building will fit anyone's needs aside from my own. Time will tell I guess.
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