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Rising JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

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Front-end web development is always evolving. Every year, a new JavaScript framework comes and changes the way websites are created. In-demand JavaScript libraries and frameworks continue to change, but this constant change is proving to be annoying for front end developers. To keep up with the industry, developers have to continuously keep their skills polished and updated. Otherwise, they fall behind, especially since employers are always posting job ads that require experience with the latest JavaScript frameworks and libraries.

So, which JavaScript libraries and frameworks are popular now? Which is going to fade in a couple of years? And which are going to stay popular five years down the line? Let us find out!

JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks Trends since 2015

According to a report by Indeed, Angular remains the most common JavaScript library after passing jQuery sometime in 2018. It has been growing steadily since 2015 and is now listed in around 5% of IT job ads.

On the other hand, jQuery has fallen 30% since 2015, while Ajax fell 54%. React.js has taken a similar path to Angular, and just recently passed jQuery as the second most popular JavaScript library. Node.js has slowly grown in popularity, while the appearance of backbone.js in job postings has been cut down by 47% since 2014.

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JavaScript Libraries

In the past year, there have been many changes in the rankings of JavaScript tools. According to Indeed, interest in vue.js grew 72% in the past 12 months followed by React.js and Angular. Currently, vue.js is the fastest-growing JavaScript framework and it might even get more explosive growth in the future.

JavaScript Libraries

Web development is a field that is constantly changing. It is hard to tell which framework and/or library will become popular and which will decline in popularity.

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Are you a web developer? If so, which JavaScript frameworks and libraries do you use? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Source: Indeed

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