WakaTime 2018 Programming Stats

Let’s take a look back at 2018 from a WakaTime perspective: First, some WakaTime milestones and then a yearly overview of all WakaTime users’ programming metrics! 🎉

Growth & milestones

In 2018, WakaTime...

  • Processed on average 11 million editor heartbeats per day (Or, 127 per second)
  • Witnessed VS Code become the most used editor plugin
  • Reached the 150k users milestone 🚀

Features released in 2018



We redesigned team dashboards to match actual company structures. With organizations each team has their own dashboard. Members of the dashboard see each other’s projects, languages, and other coding stats. Organizations also get detailed audit logs, fine-grained permissions, and the ability to have multiple billing managers.

Shareable and inverseable goals


Personal goals are now shareable with other users. Using the goal settings menu, enter a WakaTime username or email to send invitations for viewing your goals. Also, goals can now be inversed. For example, a goal to code less time on weekends.

Tracking compile times

Compiling vs coding

Your WakaTime dashboard now shows your time spent coding vs time spent waiting for builds to compile. Available now for Xcode and coming to other IDEs in the future.

Programming metrics for 2018

In 2018, WakaTime users programmed for a combined 20,341,186 hrs 56 mins!

The top languages were JavaScript (4,046,216 hrs), PHP (2,438,564 hrs), Java (1,647,111 hrs), TypeScript (1,112,509 hrs), Python (1,020,992 hrs), and HTML (998,286 hrs). We could probably count TypeScript together with JavaScript for a combined 5,158,725 hrs, over twice as much as the runner up language PHP. JavaScript really is eating the world!

The top text editors were VS Code (6,647,675 hrs), PhpStorm (2,050,310 hrs), Sublime Text (1,817,712 hrs), IntelliJ (1,429,152 hrs), Android Studio (1,336,110 hrs), Atom (1,002,728 hrs), WebStorm (877,979 hrs), Visual Studio (828,761 hrs), Vim (679,099 hrs), PyCharm (587,370 hrs), Emacs (179,732 hrs), Eclipse (164,607 hrs), RubyMine (156,989 hrs), NetBeans (102,818 hrs), Xcode (98,167 hrs), Zsh (93,609 hrs), and GoLand (80,159 hrs).

The top operating systems used were Mac (10,142,753 hrs), Windows (6,218,433 hrs), and Linux (3,517,653 hrs).

See your personalized report for 2018 here:

Programming Stats for 2018 Report [html]


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