2017 starts off where we spent most of 2016, with Python the most popular programming language.
React.js was the #1 mentioned language or framework in November, barely beating out Python, and completing the climb to #1 from its first mention just 2 and a half years ago in February 2014. React was mentioned in nearly 20% of postings.
For the first time, from what I can remember, a database is in the top 5 of the monthly rankings, with PostgreSQL coming in at #4. PostgreSQL has been battling MySQL since these rankings begin, but overtook it in January 2015 and never looked back.
These charts show what's popular and trending in programming languagues, frameworks and technologies used to develop modern software applications as indicated by Hacker News activity. Using the HN Search API and a dictionary of software terms, all of the the comments (job postings) in the "whoishiring" submissions from April 2011 to the latest month were processed to count the number of times each software term was mentioned.