GitHub: Python and TypeScript gain popularity among programming languages

GitHub released its annual Octoverse report today, revealing trends in one of the largest developer communities on the planet, including a spike in open source project activity following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. GitHub is now used by 56 million developers worldwide, up from 44 million in 2019 and 31 million in 2018.

Above: GitHub programming languages by popularity

JavaScript continues to be the most popular programming language on GitHub, while Python is now the second most popular, followed by Java and the fast-growing TypeScript community. Maintained by GitHub owner Microsoft, TypeScript has climbed from seventh place in 2018 and 2019 to fourth overall this year. PHP and Ruby, languages that ranked among the most popular five years ago, continued to decline in popularity.

Among other highlights:

  • Nigeria continues to rank highest among contributions to open source projects, followed by Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh. The United States’
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Two games standout among Apple’s App Store Best of 2020 winners

It’s awards season for the video game industry, and one of the first announcements out of the gate comes from Apple, which unveiled its App Store Best of 2020 winners. The honors highlight coders who have created programs that have “proved to be essential for making life, easier, healthier and more connected” in a year that’s been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

The iPhone Game of the Year was “Genshin Impact,” a console-quality title that happens to play well on mobile devices. The Chinese developer, miHoYo, read the tea leaves early and realized that the devices in players’ pockets would soon be able to push out visuals and gameplay equal to what they see on their living room televisions. As point of fact, “Genshin Impact” also released on PlayStation 4 and PC, showing that the hardware gap between the two devices is closing. The game can also be played across

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Tatiana Bilbao to feature among panellists exploring Latin American architecture for Dezeen x Miami Design Talks

The final instalment of Dezeen x Miami Design Talks will be a panel discussion about the relationship between the city of Miami and Latin American architecture. Watch here from 3pm London time.

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Dezeen x Miami Design Talks

Moderated by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the panel will comprise Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, Venezuelan-born architect Carlos Zapata and Ecuadorian architectural developer Joseph Schwarzkopf.

Miami has often been referred to in the media as “the capital of Latin America”. This live conversation will explore the influences that the city has on Latin American architecture and vice versa.

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Tatiana Bilbao

Bilbao is the director of architecture practice Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, which she set up in 2009. Her work is characterised by a sensitive approach to design that integrates social values and embraces collaboration.

For example, in 2019, Bilbao teamed up with 32 architects and

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AOC played Among Us again to raise money for charities

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York once again livestreamed a game of Among Us, this time in an effort to raise money for charity.
  • Just hours after posting a link to her Twitch livestream, Ocasio-Cortez announced she had raised $200,000 to go toward food pantry assistance, eviction defense legal funds, and community organizations.
  • Among Us is an online game that has become a Twitch mainstay in recent months. 
  • Ocasio-Cortez has previously leveraged the platform to engage voters. Her last Twitch livestream had an audience of almost 440,000 people who watched her play.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Friday once again invited people to watch her play Among Us on Twitch, and this time used the platform to raise $200,000 for charities.

“Today I’m using the stream to fundraise for local food pantries, eviction defense legal aid, & community support organizations,” she

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AOC Is Streaming Among Us Right Now, Watch Here

For the second time ever, US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is streaming Among Us right now. Following her record-breaking stream, AOC is taking part in another stream, this time one organized by Jagmeet Singh, leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party. The stream is live right now on Twitch, and you can watch it for yourself below. It’s already cracked the 100k viewer mark.

The stream is ongoing, and it features well-known video game streamers such as HasanAbi, Northernlion, and XQC, who, notably, was recently banned temporarily from Twitch. That was due to a cheating incident in a recent Fall Guys tournament.

Today’s stream began at 4 PM PT (7 PM ET). We don’t know how long it will run for, but her first stream lasted for several hours as she worked to encourage people to get out and vote. While that game was broadcast on multiple Twitch channels, AOC’s channel

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Israel and the U.S. among the best places to be a woman entrepreneur as Covid shakes up ranking

Israel has charged past the United States and Switzerland to rank as the world’s best place to be a woman entrepreneur, according to a new report released Monday.

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The Middle Eastern nation jumped up three places this year to steal the title from New Zealand after Covid-19 caused a shakeup in the annual Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE).


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The four frontrunners were joined in the top 10 for the first time by Poland, Sweden and Spain, which rose rapidly this year to form a geographically varied leading list. The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia rounded out the top 10 as high-income economies fared better for female founders under the pandemic.

Now in its fourth year, MIWE examines the working environments of 58 economies — representing almost 80% of the world’s female labor force — to measure their success in fostering

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‘Among Us’ Gets New Map; Devs Tease Game Awards Surprise


  • The developers behind “Among Us” teased a new in-game map
  • InnerSloth also hinted at a surprise for fans during The Game Awards next month
  • The devs might announce new features during the event

The developers behind “Among Us,” the popular deduction game where players will need to work together to discover who the “impostor” is before they are killed, have revealed that a new map is coming to the game soon.

InnerSloth, the devs behind “Among Us,” recently tweeted a photo of a new in-game map using the game’s new official Twitter account. The photo doesn’t reveal a lot of details about the entire map itself, but it does hint at a totally new environment with a few familiar features.

The image InnerSloth shared shows what appears to be the cockpit of a huge spaceship. There’s a seat for whoever is manning the ship and a few control

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PNW gaming community highlighted at Game Awards; ‘Ghost of Tsushima,’ ‘Among Us’ nominated

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Several games from the Pacific Northwest’s development community are among the major nominees at the 2020 Game Awards, an annual livestreamed ceremony that celebrates the highest achievements in the video games.

The Bellevue, Wash.-made samurai epic Ghost of Tsushima, made by Sucker Punch as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4, is one of the most celebrated games at the show. It grabbed nods for Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Best Game Direction. Ghost’s lead actor Daisuke Taiji, who voiced and provided motion capture for Ghost’s protagonist Jin Sakai, was also nominated for Best Performance.

Ghost has the third most nominations of any game that’s up for an award at this year’s show, behind Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II and Supergiant’s Hades. In the last year of the eighth generation of video game

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‘Free speech’ social media platform Parler is a hit among Trump supporters, but experts say it won’t last

Parler, a Twitter-style social media platform, has gained popularity mostly among President Donald Trump’s supporters and right-wing conservatives after the 2020 presidential election, but experts told ABC News they believe it’s unlikely the platform will grow any further.

“They have this echo chamber and they can’t trigger anyone or target anyone because everyone believes what you believe,” said Fadi Quran, campaign director at Avaaz, a global civic organization that studies misinformation. “It gets boring to be sharing the same type of hate, and so they end up having to come back to the top five social media platforms.”

Parler was founded in 2018 by John Matze and Jared Thomson, two Nevada-based conservative programmers. The app receives financial backing by Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager and the co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, who revealed her involvement in a post on the app on Sunday.

“John and

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Facebook & Twitter Return To Capitol Hill; Internet Rules Among Issues “Piling Up” For Media Regulators In Biden Era

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With the White House set to shift parties in January, powerful regulatory agencies the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission face sweeping issues with big implications for tech and entertainment, from antitrust and privacy to net neutrality, legal immunity for Internet platforms and media-cross ownership.

“They are piling up. Many issues that we were working on a decade ago are still around — the digital divide, net neutrality, copyright — and now we have others, like looking at big tech antitrust and Section 230. We need to see policymakers step up and take action,” said Christopher Lewis, president and CEO of policy nonprofit Public Knowledge, which promotes free expression and an open Internet.

Curating Internet content, or not, is by far the noisiest issue and the most political. The right and left both have concerns about how social media platforms operate,

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