“Those frameworks provide abstractions for easier synchronization between the data and the view,” said Gołębiowski-Owczarek about the likes of Next.js and Angular. “So their users no longer need to modify/access the DOM directly so often, and are often discouraged from doing that. In such an environment, using jQuery doesn’t make much sense. But that’s just a small part of the whole web ecosystem.”
In any case, jQuery will be embedded in tens of millions of WordPress sites for years to come. It may even outlast React.