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5 most used frameworks in 2017 (so far)

Bradley Wilkins
Team Leader

So far in 2017, Javascript has seen a continuation of the number of users choosing to adopt and use its various frameworks. It is unsurprising as IBM, at the end of last year, named them the programming language to learn in 2017. Without the need to focus on endless lines of code structure, thousands of front-end developers can efficiently carry out their web app development. So to summarise what’s happened so far in 2017, here are the five most used frameworks to date.

1. Angular.js

Angular.js is comfortably the most used framework for developing Single-page Applications and less frequently for Multi-page Applications. Due to its overwhelming popularity, it holds the largest community of developers and is used commonly for small and medium-sized businesses who need those developers to build fast, efficient and reliable applications. 

Angular2 was released back in 2016 and has already proved useful as a tool for more significant enterprises for providing a good quality of code structure and readability.

2. ReactJS

The javascript community is well aware that React can be a complicated framework to learn, and requires a steeper learning curve than others, but there is a crucial reason for this. Once implemented, it can support extremely high traffic applications, notably Facebook and Instagram. 

React components can be used within other applications and, with 1,000 Github contributors, it is the fastest-growing Javascript framework around.

3. Vue.js

When compared with Angular 2.0 and React, Vue.js is proving to be very popular amongst developers due to its comparatively little ability needed to learn. It offers features such as Vue-cli, two-way data binding, and server-side rendering.

Many of these features can be found in Angular, React and Ember, but Vue.js serves as one of the fastest frameworks around. Its growing popularity is applaudable seeing as, like Angular2, it only came to market in 2016.

4. Ember.js

Major websites like Netflix, Kickstarter and Chipotle, with feature-rich applications, see Ember.js as a common choice.

Much like other Javascript frameworks, Ember boasts a vast online community and support network which has helped fuel the growing use of this framework and improving the time needed to learn the ins and outs of its features.

5. Node.js

With a similarly large group of developers, Node.js serves as a common framework for event-driven web programming. It's highly scalable and is adopted by many demanding web services such as Paypal, with over 180 million active users. Other big names choosing to work with Node.js include Mozilla, Yahoo and LinkedIn.

Of course, deciding which framework to use depends entirely on the project at hand and the overall needs of the client. However, with frequent updates every year and with growing communities supporting fellow developers, it is clear that many large and small web applications will require these five Javascript frameworks to support their growth well into the future.

If you are seeking JavaScript developers or looking for opportunity, then please contact Bradley Wilkins today.