Most Popular Backend Frameworks – 2012/2020

After having seen the most important programming languages and databases, in this new article: Most Popular Backend Frameworks (2012/2020); evolution of the most popular Backend Frameworks from January 2012 to October 2020 (last available data). Data and popularity are calculated based on the number of Stars of the repositories exported from GitHub Archive.

Evolution of Most Popular Backend Frameworks

Let’s take a step back. What are Backend Frameworks? Backend frameworks are libraries of server-side programming languages that help build the backend structure of a website. Backend frameworks provide ready-made components for developing a dynamic web application. (Source: Kelltontech).

But what are the most popular Backend Frameworks from 2012 to 2020?Which are the ones leading the ranking? In the video below you can see the top 15 over the last few years.

Most Popular Backend Framework October 2020

In October 2020, the most popular Backend Frameworks are Laravel, Flask and Django. These top 3 Backend Frameworks have a score above 50k. Next in line are Spring and ExpressJS. Closing the ranking in 14th and 15th position are Codelgniter and .NET Core.

Most Popular Backend Framework in 2021

After seeing the evolution in previous years, what will be the most used Backend Frameworks in the coming years? Several analyses and articles help us answer this question. On the top 5 backend frameworks for 2021 are: Laravel; Django; Spring Boot; Ruby on Rails and Express.


On the Most Popular Backend Framework are shown in 1. Express; 2. Django; 3. Rails: 4. Laravel; 5. Spring.

And what backend frameworks will you be using in 2021? Write it in the comments!

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