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Front-end frameworks popularity (React, Vue and Angular)

As of 2019/12/12

Findings: React is by far the most popular front-end framework (and continues to grow faster), except for the GitHub stars. In addition, React is more loved and "wanted" than other front-end frameworks (although it is more used: satisfaction tends to decrease with popularity).

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Reddit metrics

Stack Overflow trends

Google trends


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Stack Overflow survey

2019 (+90,000 developers):

  • Popularity: React.js 31.3%, Angular/Angular.js 30.7%, Vue.js 15.2%
  • Loved: React.js 74.5%, Vue.js 73.6%, Angular/Angular.js 57.6%
  • Dreaded: Angular/Angular.js 42.4%, Vue.js 26.4%, React.js 25.5%
  • Wanted: React.js 21.5%, Vue.js 16.1%, Angular/Angular.js 12.2%

2018 (+100,000 developers):

  • Popularity: Angular 36.9%, React 27.8%
  • Loved: React 69.4%, Angular 54.6%
  • Dreaded: Angular 45.4%, React 30.6%
  • Wanted: React 21.3%, Angular 14.3% survey

2019 (21,717 respondents):

  • React satisfaction: 89.33% 100-(100/(14382+1717)*1717) for 16,099 users
  • Vue satisfaction: 87.14% 100-(100/(8122+1198)*1198) for 9,320 users
  • Angular (AngularJS + Angular 2+) satisfaction: 37.95% 100-(100/(4396+7186)*7186) for 11,582 users

2018 (20,268 developers):

  • React satisfaction: 90.60% 100-(100/(13062+1355)*1355) for 14,417 users
  • Vue satisfaction: 91.15% 100-(100/(5810+564)*564) for 6,374 users
  • Angular (AngularJS + Angular 2+) satisfaction: 41.37% 100-(100/(4817+6826)*6826) for 11,643 users

JetBrains survey

SimilarTech: market share & web usage statistics


2018/12/16: JavaScript Library Detection


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Why Vue has so many GitHub stars?

Vue is popular and highly regarded. But why Vue GitHub stars don't follow the other trends (NPM downloads, NPM dependencies, GitHub topics, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Google, YouTube...)?

What about Vue ecosystem? Does it get also a lot of GitHub stars?

  • A router is one of the first piece of a SPA, let's look at vue-router (the official router for Vue) vs react-router (the de facto router for React)

  • react-devtools vs vue-devtools

  • vs

  • redux vs mobx vs vuex

  • create-react-app vs vue-cli

  • next vs nuxt


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NetOperatorWibby commented Mar 7, 2019



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renzoarellano commented Mar 12, 2019

Good information .. I had been coding with vueJS for 6 month and 4 months with React but I prefer code with React cause it designed for bigger apps.


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aceinthedeck commented Apr 28, 2019

Great analysis


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naster01 commented May 30, 2019

Make it a repo for everyone to update the chart ;)


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tkrotoff commented Dec 12, 2019

I've updated the charts (2019/12/12)


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Tumurkhuyag commented Jan 3, 2020

Great info


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EhsanSarshar commented Mar 18, 2020

The best reason that I love react is because hooks , react native, react native windows

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