GitHub the source code management and sharing platform now hosts over 96 million user-created repositories.
In GitHub’s Octoverse report the repository notes that one in three of all GitHub repositories were created this year.
The report found that Microsoft’s Azure Docs are one of the fastest growing open source projects on the platform, beside Facebook’s PyTorch (an open source machine learning library for Python) and MIT’s Godot (an open source 2D and 3D game engine.
(Above: last year’s winner of GitHub’s Game Off: A game by Securas, Daemon vs Demon, made on Godot, the third-fastest growing repository).
The highest influx of new sign-ups to the platform are coming from the United States, which also holds the title of most contributors, followed by China, India and the UK in fourth place.
“If you’re committing code from Asia, you’re part of a community that’s responsible for the most growth in repositories this year—overtaking all other regions in monthly repository creation,” GitHub noted.
“As of September 30, 2018, more open source projects have been created in your region than anywhere else in the world.”
Languages like Ruby are starting to drop down in the GitHub rankings, even though the number of contributors coding in Ruby is rising, it can’t compete with the volume of code written in Python and Java.