Language Statistics : Java and Ruby are leading

VersionEye tracks open source software libraries.  We are not interested in source code but in releases that are already finished.  Or in other words: In artifects that are „completed“ and which you can use in your projects.  The graph below shows the number of projects tracked per language.

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These figures are compiled from more than 50 different repository servers in the Internet, including repository servers such as,, and more than 40 Maven repository servers.  SCM tools such as GitHub or BitBucket have not been taken into consideration.

The graph only shows software library projects.  It does not include desktop tools written in Java and hosted on SourceForge.

In the next graph, you can see the growth of the repositories over time.

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VersionEye only started crawling repositories in April.  That is why we cannot go back any further in time.  However, the last months are already enough to show the speed in which the repositories grow.  If RubyGems keeps on growing in that pace, it will soon be no. 1.

On VersionEye‘s website, you will always find the latest graphs (updated on a daily basis):

We keep you informed.

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