Java: King of SourceForge

By Deane Barker on November 25, 2005

Java history was made today!: Java lovers rejoice.

Today Java overtook C as the language with most projects on SourceForge!

The standings quoted have Java at 16,738 projects — a mere seven more than C++ and about a thousand more than C.



  1. I’m really surprised by this statistic. If you had asked me to guess, I would have thought that one of the scripting languages would have been in the lead, since I don’t know many folks that are proficient with C.

    Is it that there are fewer projects being written with scripting languages, or that when you write something in C and Java, it’s never “just a little script I threw together”, it’s a full-blown project?

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