Let's start the history with the least popular, but the oldest of the frameworks. Angular was first released in 2010 by none other than Google itself. It's been around for a decade, at first it was simply named AngularJS, then in 2016 we saw the release of Angular 2, but the latest stable version and the most popular is Angular 10, last updated in June of 2020.
The middle child of the frameworks is called React, and not to be overshadowed by Angular's developer, our very own Facebook released it in 2013 and still uses it quite frequently in their child companies, like Instagram or WhatsApp. The last major update was released in 2018, but the framework keeps going forward with small minor improvements to this day.
Among these three, Angular could never overshadow React, but Vue.js started to skyrocket in early 2017 and 2 years later it became the highest-rated framework on the GitHub repository.
Popularity does not mean everything in life, and neither does it mean a lot in frameworks. Currently, more people are looking for React or Angular developers for hire, but we think that the unpopularity of Vue.js on the job market is not because it's not an employable skill, but simply put, most developers use Vue.js in their outsourced development projects. we don't have any statistical data but there's a good chance that if you're looking to hire an outsource developer for a web project, they're working with Vue.js.
When it comes down to choosing between these three, we recommend you go with the one that is suited to your needs.
Angular - this framework has great contributors, it’s not a “work in progress”. The only downside we see is that it's not an easy framework to take upon as a beginner. we recommended Angular for companies who have developers already familiar with typescript.
React - React has always been in stable demand, it's a great way to keep your options open. React has quite a few years behind its back and the community is just as mature. If you want to have some flexibility in your code, then you can take advantage of React's seamless integration with other frameworks.
We can understand how hard it must be to choose the right framework when you are not a developer yourself, at LavaPi, our experts are always available to guide your web project. If you want to make sure, your work is in the right hands, consider outsourcing whatever job you have to us, we will make sure to use the best possible solution for your digital project.