Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Will React ever be defeated? That is the question I am beginning to ask
each month as React continues to dominate the whoishiring posts on
Hacker News. You have to think React can't continue this dominance
indefinitely, it will begin a decline at some point. But, when, and
what will dethrone it?
Overall, the rankings look similar to previous months, including a Top
5 that is exactly the same as last month. 5-10 saw a little bit of
movement with Postgresql moving up 4 spots from 10 to 6. Go cracked the
top 10 again with a jump from 11 to 8, becoming the third most popular
programming language in the rankings.
React win streak reaches 20 months >>
Monday, December 31, 2018
The story of 2018, much like 2017, remains to be React as it becomes
the first technology to remain on top for an entire calendar year.
React also runs its win streak to an incredible nineteen months in a
does not reveal any emerging threats to React on the horizon. Angular
is trending down, Vue.js is still in search of a jump to the next level
and Ember remains flat.
React closes out dominant 2018 >>
Thursday, November 29, 2018
November's job postings were in line with most of 2018 as React remains
on top with a strong lead again after a close call last month. If this
holds for React in December, it'll have been in the top spot for the
full calendar year. That will be the first time a technology will have
that distinction in these rankings. If that's not enough React, it's also
worth mentioning that November, 2018 marks the 2 year anniversary of
React's first win
in November, 2016.
React still on top; Containers are hot >>
Sunday, November 4, 2018
React is still on top after a whopping seventeen months, but it did
have its closest finish in almost a year, beating second place Python
third place with AWS and Node.js rounding out the Top 5 for October.
React holds off Python >>
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
While there was a little bit of a shake-up internally within the Top 5
in September compared to previous months, the players mostly look
familiar. At the top, React claimed its sixteenth win in a row, a
streak that began in June, 2017. Following up in second as usual,
Python continued its own streak. Making a first appearance in the Top 5
was "Full Stack", proving that the term is still alive and well.
Rounding out the top 5 was node.js, its first Top 5 finish since May.
TypeScript makes its move >>
Monday, September 3, 2018
The Top 5 remained exactly the same in August as it was in July with
is React's fifteenth month in a row in the top spot. Though React has
slid back in terms of share over the last quarter after peaking in
June, it's still in a dominant position.
Summer hiring heats up; React still on fire >>
Sunday, July 15, 2018
For most months, this post examines technologies across the sprectrum
of software development, from languages to frameworks to products. And,
that data is all still here for you to examine as well. But, I thought
it would be interesting to take a look at the state of Programming
Languages specifically as their trends can often be obscured in the
Top 10 Programming Languages >>
Friday, July 6, 2018
React reached new heights in June with a mention in over 28% of
postings, easily taking the top spot for the thirteenth month in a row.
years ago. Can React challenge it? With React's adoption on the web and
for mobile app developments with React Native, it presents an
attractive platform for many developers to explore. But, front-end
technologies have a history of being replaced for the hot new thing, so
how long can React stay on top?
No signs of slowing for React >>
Monday, May 28, 2018
Node.js took the #4 spot in May, its first time in the top 5, and just
continued its streak of wins, taking the top spot for the 12th month in
a row, sustaining its rank for a complete year.
Node.js breaks into the Top 5 >>
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Go Programming Language (golang) made its first appearance in the
Top 10 and is now the third most popular programming language in the
rankings. Go jumped over both Java and Ruby this month.
First released in 2012, Go has climbed steadily as its popularity grows,
and was mentioned in over 10% of postings in April.
Golang jumps into Top 10 >>
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