Without further ado, let’s have a closer look at some of the most interesting highlights.
Nonetheless, the report finds that in 2018 things have pretty much settled down with the emerging of three main competitors, Angular, React, and Vue.
Of those three competitors, Angular is, by far, the most popular JS framework with 86% of the respondents reporting they have used it extensively for the past year.
Moving on to the most used database technologies, MySQL is in the lead with 59% of the respondents reporting having used it extensively over the past year.
The PWA universe
Time to touch upon the huge trend that is progressive web apps. In a poll we had a couple of months ago, 46% of the respondents reported that PWAs are definitely the future. The results of the 2018 Ionic Developer Survey present a more balanced picture with 39% of the participants reporting not having published a PWA during the past year, 31% responding positively and another 30% stating that they haven’t published any PWAs yet but they plan to publish within 2019.
When asked whether they are updating an existing app or they build a new application, the vast majority of the respondents (72%) reported that they are building a brand new app.
Last but not least, as for the primary motivation for building PWAs, the participants rank cross-platform as the number main driver of the decision to prefer PWAs over native apps.
Are you interested in PWAs but you don’t know where to start? Check out our pros and cons article as well as the poll results on the ‘native vs. PWA vs. hybrid’ debate:
As I have discussed in an earlier article, React Native is a steadily growing trend for building native mobile and currently has 69,469 stars on Github. What’s more, it is considered among the top freelance skills to have, according to the Upwork Skills Index.
However, when looking at the bigger picture, what is the state of native apps in general? Lately, I have seen a lot of debate going on about the best technology for developing your app with some arguing that Progressive Web Apps is going to be the future of app development.
I thought it was about time we had this discussion as well.
The trend of progressive web apps (PWAs) is gaining momentum with some experts even predicting that PWAs will replace native mobile apps.
But why is this the case? Why is one of the most established mobile technologies being debated so much lately? Let’s have a quick overview of the pros and cons for both PWAs and native apps.
See the full article here.