This is basically – and I am being diplomatic here – not what Github’s Top Coding Languages shows.
Fundamentally, for Github to show this, every piece of operational code would have to be on Github. It isn’t. I’d be willing to bet less than half of it is, and probably less than a quarter, but that’s a finger in the air guess. Most companies don’t have their code on Github.
What Github’s top ten coding language shows is that these are the ten most popular languages posted by people who use Github. Nothing more and nothing less.
I suspect Github know this. I really wonder why Wired does not.