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Best of JavaScript recap 2016


Just take a look at the evolution of JavaScript language, one of the most popular languages of past decade. It all began in 1995 when Netscape announced it’s new web browser. Netscape Communications and Sun closed the deal Mocha/LiveScript would be renamed as JavaScript, and it would be presented as a scripting language for client-side works in the browser. After that, the JavaScript community is going full speed on innovation every year. Almost every big technology companies from Microsoft to Google, FaceBook, Yahoo, Mozilla working on their own Javascript libraries & frameworks. Nowadays there is a multitude of language alternatives for JavaScript development. Few organizations are already inherited new programming languages from javascript such as CoffeeScript, TypeScript and Dart. Since 2009 Javascript community is growing tremendously after the evolution of NodeJs. Before NodeJs, it was impossible to run javascript on server side. Node.js handles asynchronous I/O requests with a non-blocking, single-threaded event loop. It is particularly well-suited to distributed systems that make a lot of network requests.

Javascript rewind 2016
The year 2016 is over and there is lots of traction happened in Javascript community, I would like to share some insight below. Let’s see the numbers which projects got popularity in 2016, by comparing the numbers of stars added on Github, over the last year.

In 2015, ReactJs was the king and Redux won by storm the battle of Flux implementations. Lets Check Who are the super stars of JavaScript community?

I’ve segregated all JavaScript Developments into following categories as below.

Most Popular Javascript Projects in 2016

#1 Vue.JS +26.4k☆
Vue.JS: A progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.
#2 React +22.9k☆
ReactJs: A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
#3 Yarn +21.0k☆📦🐈
Yarn is Fast, reliable, and secure dependency management.
#4 Angular 2 +19.3k☆
Angular 2 is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
#5 Electron +18.2k☆
Electron: Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
#6 Create React App +17.5k☆
Create React apps with no build configuration.
#7 React Native +17.5k☆
React Native is A framework for building native apps with React.
#8 Redux Js +15.3k☆
Predictable state container for JavaScript apps.
#9 Bootstrap +14.5k☆
The most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
#10 D3 Js +13.6k☆
D3 Js Bring data to life with SVG, Canvas and HTML.

Front-end Javascript Frameworks

Node.js Server Frameworks

ReactJs Starter

Mobile App Development Framework

Javascript Compilers

Javascript Build Tools

JavascriptTesting Frameworks

JavaScript IDE

Javascript Static Site Generators

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Enthusiastic software engineer having more then 7 Year’s of experience in open source web application development & product development. I like to write programs for fun and profit since 2009. In my free time i like to contribute in open source projects like: PHP, My sql, Javascript, Drupal, Node.js, Magento & WordPress.

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