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This Week in Numbers: React Leads the Pack, Though Vue.js Makes Big Strides in China

23 Dec 2017 9:00am, by

React continues to be the leading front-end JavaScript framework. Far beyond other technologies we cover, React has now become a top skill mentioned in a post about developer jobs. In fact, based on over 23,000  responses for The State of JavaScript 2017 survey, 58 percent of respondents said they have used React before and would do so in the future. That compares to 20 percent that has used Vue.js and will do so again.

These frameworks, along with Angular 2, Aurelia and Polymer, all have more people planning to use them again as opposed to rejecting its future use. Developers that had already tried Ember and Backbone were much less likely to include the frameworks in their future plans.

As with all web surveys, the results may be biased based on who participated. Plus, the two of the report’s authors appear to have an affinity for React. That being said, we noticed an interesting trend based on the small sample of JavaScript users in China. In China, for every developer that had used and plans to use Vue again, there were only 1.1 developers saying the same thing about React. Worldwide, there were 2.9 developers with that positive React outlook for everyone one with a similar disposition for Vue.

We don’t know if Vue will continue to rise in its relative position versus other frameworks. Vue will continue to grow in popularity. We don’t know if it will supplement or replace other frameworks. However, Vue does gain traction, perhaps it will be because of gained traction in China.

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