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Django, Rails and Laravel. Surprising GitHub Stats.

rickavmaniac profile image rickavmaniac ・1 min read

In order to compare the popularity of Django, Rails and Laravel frameworks I decided to look at how many GitHub projects have been updated in the last hour.

I know it's not scientific but just for fun I wanted to see the numbers.

I chose Github because I wanted to see at the moment which of these three frameworks the developers are working on the most.

Here are the results (in the last hour):
Django: 131 projects updated
Laravel: 104 projects updated
Rails: 46 projects updated

It's still surprising that Rails has so many projects. I thought it was used a lot less than that.

I also thought that Laravel would be more popular than Django.

As I said it is not very scientific but it still gives an idea.

As for my choice, it is not yet done but I would say that it gives points to Rails. Several shout loudly that Rails is dead or that he is now a niche product. The framework may not be popular with trendy blogs, but these numbers show that it is still popular with developers.

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Very interesting metric! Rails / Ruby / etc. "dying" is a myth. Total fabrication. Sheer nonsense. Shouted enough times by a vocal minority, people start to believe it. I'm not surprised by these stats—seems pretty right on. A ton of the highest valued companies to come out of YC are heavily Ruby-based. Once Ruby 3 comes out, it's going to be a full-blown renaissance for Rubyists. 😃 (comment posted on Dev.to which is, you guessed it, a Rails app…)