“These lifecycles only last a couple of years,” added Allen. “The latest startup is the Vue.js framework, which has shown quick adoption, as it is one of the fastest growing tags on Stack Overflow.
“Only time can tell how long this growth will last.”
The report took a deeper dive into React and Angular – by far the most popular frameworks used alongside practically all programming technologies, from TypeScript to Node.js to Python. The media and retail industries are most likely to use these frameworks, compared to academia, government and healthcare, with minimal requirement for them. Perhaps naturally, tech companies sit somewhere in the middle, while the insurance industry provided an intriguing case study, opting much more for Angular than React.
Nevertheless, as the NPM report put it last week, the overall growth of React ‘cannot be ignored.’ “Web developers are enthusiastically adopting React, and other domains such as mobile and desktop application development are using it too,” the report noted.
You can read the full Stack Overflow blog post here.