Top JavaScript Libraries & Tech to Learn in 2018 – JavaScript Scene – Medium

  • There are still lots of developers working on Angular code bases, which shows up in Google trends:But as React continues to win customer satisfaction surveys, React growth has left Angular (and everything else) in the dust.What About Vue.js?
  • Vue.js is going to have a much harder time stealing users from React than they are having stealing users from jQuery and Angular.There’s plenty of room for Vue.js to pick up a lot of Angular and jQuery users at a fast clip, but they will likely hit a brick wall…
  • Why so Much Interest in React?Browsing through the React job listings, I noticed an interesting trend — a lot of them were for things that we don’t think of as front-end web work:React Native (for perspective, there are more of these openings than the total number of Vue.js openings)React for IoTReact for AR/VR…
  • In fact, I found quite a few React job listings that didn’t even mention JavaScript.React also offers a rich, vibrant ecosystem piggybacking on React’s de-facto standards — something the JavaScript world hasn’t seen since jQuery plugins ruled the web.The question is no longer “which framework?”
  • We have a great framework to build apps on now, and there’s a great ecosystem settling in around React.Which Topics Should You Study?Like last year, you can’t go wrong focusing on the essentials, but you should place more emphasis on functional programming for React apps.React is great for two primary reasons:Deterministic…

Last year, I wrote an article rounding up the top tech to learn in 2017. This year there are some surprises. First, software ate the world, the web ate software, and JavaScript ate the web. In 2018…

Last year, I wrote an article rounding up the top tech to learn in 2017. This year there are some surprises.We set out to answer “which learning topics will give you the highest chance of a return on the time you invest learning them?”JavaScript has the most packages, by a landslide.First, software ate the world, the web ate software, and JavaScript ate the web. In 2018, React is eating JavaScript.2018: The Year of ReactReact won the popularity battle in 2017.There are still lots of developers working on Angular code bases, which shows up in Google trends:But as React continues to win customer satisfaction surveys, React growth has left Angular (and everything else) in the dust.What About Vue.js? I Heard it’s HotEverybody loves paying lip service to alternatives like Vue.js. Here’s what I said about it last year:Vue.js has a ton of GitHub stars and downloads. If things continue the way they are going, it will do very well in 2017, but I don’t think it will unseat either React or Angular (both of which are also growing fast) in the next year or so. Learn this after you have learned React or Angular.Vue.js did do very well in 2017. It got a lot of headlines and a lot of people got interested. As I predicted, it did not come close to unseating React, and I’m confident to predict it won’t unseat React in 2018, either. That said, it could overtake Angular in 2018:Vue.js downloads/monthAs you can see, Vue.js is gaining on Angular downloads:angular/core…

Top JavaScript Libraries & Tech to Learn in 2018 – JavaScript Scene – Medium