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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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NPM downloads

npm-stat.com

npmtrends.com

NPM packages depending on

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GitHub topics

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Reddit metrics

http://redditmetrics.com/r/reactjs#compare=vuejs+angular2+angular

redditmetrics.com

Stack Overflow trends

https://insights.stackoverflow.com/trends?tags=reactjs%2Cvue.js%2Cangular%2Cangularjs

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Google trends

trends.google.com

YouTube

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&gprop=youtube&q=React%20javascript,Vue%20javascript,Angular%20javascript

Developer Tools

devtools-growth

https://twitter.com/olivtassinari/status/1091485530813018113 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qKRyNn4pkChcO-Q_g-nFksUZdQmsd8SG5csDSBeM5Nw

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Twitter

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Hacker News Hiring Trends

https://www.hntrends.com/2019/nov-graphql-reaches-top-20.html?compare=React&compare=Vue&compare=AngularJS

hntrends.com

Indeed

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Stack Overflow survey

2019 (+90,000 developers): https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019

  • 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): https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018

  • 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%

stateofjs.com survey

2019 (21,717 respondents): https://2019.stateofjs.com/front-end-frameworks/

  • 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): https://2018.stateofjs.com/front-end-frameworks/overview/

  • 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

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httparchive.org 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...)?

https://star-history.t9t.io/#facebook/react&vuejs/vue&angular/angular

star-history.t9t.io

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)

https://star-history.t9t.io/#ReactTraining/react-router&vuejs/vue-router

star-history.t9t.io-router

  • react-devtools vs vue-devtools

https://star-history.t9t.io/#facebook/react-devtools&vuejs/vue-devtools

star-history.t9t.io-devtools

  • reactjs.org vs vuejs.org

https://star-history.t9t.io/#reactjs/reactjs.org&vuejs/vuejs.org

star-history.t9t.io-doc

  • redux vs mobx vs vuex

https://star-history.t9t.io/#reduxjs/redux&mobxjs/mobx&vuejs/vuex

star-history.t9t.io-redux

  • create-react-app vs vue-cli

https://star-history.t9t.io/#facebook/create-react-app&vuejs/vue-cli

star-history.t9t.io-cli

  • next vs nuxt

https://star-history.t9t.io/#zeit/next.js&nuxt/nuxt.js

star-history.t9t.io-next

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NetOperatorWibby commented Mar 7, 2019

Wow

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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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