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Stack Overflow Stats Reveal ‘the Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks’

A developer at the Internal Tools workforce at Stack Overflow unearths some new statistics from their ‘Trends’ instrument:

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries paintings in cycles. Every six months or so, a brand new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI building. Thousands of builders undertake it into their new initiatives, weblog posts are written, Stack Overflow questions are requested and spoke back, after which a more moderen (and much more progressive) framework pops as much as usurp the throne…

There seems to be a handy guide a rough ascent, because the framework positive aspects recognition after which a moderately much less fast however secure decline as builders undertake more moderen applied sciences. These lifecycles only last a couple of years. Starting round 2011, there appears to be primary adoption of a pair of competing frameworks: Backbone, Knockout, and Ember. Questions about those tags seem to develop till round 2013 and feature been in secure decline since, at about the similar time as AngularJS began rising. The newest startup is the Vue.js framework, which has proven fast adoption, as it’s one of the quickest rising tags on Stack Overflow. Only time can inform how lengthy this enlargement will ultimate.
“Let’s be honest,” the publish concludes. “The size of a developer community certainly counts; it contributes to a thriving open source environment, and makes it easier to find help on Stack Overflow.”

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