In the world of software development, every technology has a leading library or framework. But have you ever wondered what is the leader among the leading libraries? Which technology has the highest number of likes or followers? Github is the best place to investigate and find out such a statistic. In this article, we will look at all the major technologies in various software development streams and explore the most popular libraries and frameworks in each category.
Backend development is the process of creating server-side applications that provide data and services to frontend applications. There are many programming languages that can be used for backend development, and each language has its own set of libraries and frameworks. The most popular backend language is currently Python, and it has a number of popular libraries such as Django and Flask. Although Node.js has the most stars among individual projects, we have to give this category to Python in this category. This is because of its collective stars in the first two popular libraries, among many others.
Django is a high-level Python web framework that enables rapid development of secure and maintainable websites. It has over 71.5k stars on Github and is used by companies such as Instagram and Mozilla. Flask is a micro web framework that is lightweight and easy to use. It has over 63.3k stars (2023) on Github and is used by companies such as Airbnb and Netflix.
DevOps is the practice of combining software development and IT operations to improve the speed and quality of software delivery. There are many tools and platforms available for DevOps, but the most popular platform by far is Kubernetes. It is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes has over 99.3k stars (2023) on Github. Kubernetes is used by major companies such as Airbnb, GitHub, and Spotify for container orchestration and deployment automation.
Other popular DevOps tools include Docker, Jenkins, and Ansible. Docker is a platform that allows developers to package applications and their dependencies into containers that can be easily deployed to any environment. Jenkins is an open-source automation server that enables developers to automate the building, testing, and deployment of software. Ansible is an open-source automation tool that enables developers to automate the configuration and management of IT infrastructure.
Other popular fullstack frameworks include Ruby on Rails, Django, and Laravel. Ruby on Rails is a popular web application framework that uses the Ruby programming language. Django and Laravel are both backend web frameworks that use Python and PHP, respectively.
Machine learning is the process of using algorithms and statistical models to enable computers to learn from data. There are many tools and libraries available for machine learning, but the most popular by far is TensorFlow. TensorFlow is an open-source platform for machine learning developed by Google. It has over 176k stars on Github and is used by companies such as Airbnb and Intel.
Other popular machine learning tools include PyTorch, Keras, and Scikit-learn. PyTorch is an open-source machine learning library developed by Facebook that is known for its ease of use and flexibility. Keras is a high-level neural networks API that is written in Python and is known for its simplicity. Scikit-learn is a machine learning library for Python that is used for data analysis and data mining tasks.
Mobile app development is the process of creating applications for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. There are many mobile app libraries and languages available, but the most popular by far is Flutter. Flutter is a mobile app development framework developed by Google that enables developers to build high-performance, high-fidelity, apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase. It has over 154k stars on Github.
Templating engines are tools that enable developers to create HTML templates that can be dynamically generated and rendered by web applications. There are many templating engines available, but the most popular by far is Pug. Pug is a templating engine that is known for its simplicity and ease of use. It has over 21.3k stars on Github. Airbnb and Node.js use Pug templating engine.
Other popular templating engines include Jade, EJS, and Handlebars. Jade is a high-performance templating engine that is used for server-side rendering. EJS is a lightweight templating engine that is used for client-side and server-side rendering. Handlebars is a templating language that is based on the Mustache template language.
In conclusion, the popularity of libraries and frameworks varies widely across different technologies and software development streams. However, by examining Github stars and usage by major companies, we can determine which libraries and frameworks are currently the most popular in each category. Although ChatGPT and AI are buzzwords in the software industry these days, it is important to note that a solid history of success and reliability for a tool is equally important. The number of stars on Github is a testament to this. React.js leads the way with 209k stars, followed closely by Vue.js with 204k stars, and then TensorFlow with 176k stars.
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