Technologies

The typical new JavaScript library shows high satisfaction but low usage, which can sometimes make selecting the right technology for your needs a bit tricky. This is where looking at the data can really help point you in the right direction.

Each line goes from 2016 to 2020. A higher point means a technology has been used by more people, and a point further to the right means more users want to learn it; or have used it and would use it again.

Negative opinionsPositive opinionsHave usedHave not usedTypeScriptTypeScript20162017201820192020ReasonReason2017201820192020ElmElm20162017201820192020ClojureScriptClojureScript20162017201820192020PureScriptPureScript20192020ReactReact20162017201820192020Vue.jsVue.js20162017201820192020AngularAngular20162017201820192020PreactPreact201820192020EmberEmber20162017201820192020SvelteSvelte20192020ReduxRedux20162017201820192020Apollo ClientApollo Client20162017201820192020GraphQLGraphQL20162017201820192020MobXMobX20162017201820192020RelayRelay20162017201820192020ExpressExpress2017201820192020Next.jsNext.js201820192020KoaKoa2017201820192020MeteorMeteor20162017201820192020GatsbyGatsby20192020HapiHapi20172020JestJest20162017201820192020MochaMocha20162017201820192020StorybookStorybook201820192020CypressCypress20192020AVAAVA20162017201820192020JasmineJasmine20162017201820192020PuppeteerPuppeteer20192020webpackwebpack201620172020GulpGulp201620172020RollupRollup20172020BrowserifyBrowserify201620172020ElectronElectron2017201820192020React NativeReact Native20162017201820192020Native AppsNative Apps20162017201820192020CordovaCordova20162017201820192020IonicIonic2017201820192020NW.jsNW.js20192020ExpoExpo20192020
  • Some lines skip years.
  • Technologies with only one year of data are not shown.

This chart shows each technology’s satisfaction ratio over its total user count. It can be divided into four quadrants:

  • ASSESS: Low usage, high satisfaction. Technologies worth keeping an eye on.

  • ADOPT: High usage, high satisfaction. Safe technologies to adopt.

  • AVOID: Low usage, low satisfaction. Technologies probably best avoided currently.

  • ANALYZE: High usage, low satisfaction. Reassess these technologies if you're currently using them.

Note that TypeScript appears twice in the chart because it's included in both the JavaScript Flavors and Build Tools sections.

For each section, which percentage of respondents use (defined as having answered “would use again”) one, two, three, etc. technologies.

1
61.7%
2
4.7%
3
0.9%
4
0.2%
5
0.1%
JavaScript Flavors
1
41.9%
2
29.7%
3
11.8%
4
3.0%
5
0.7%
6
0.2%
7
0.0%
8
0.0%
9
0.0%
Front-end Frameworks
1
28.4%
2
19.9%
3
15.1%
4
5.9%
5
1.1%
6
0.2%
7
0.0%
Data Layer
1
27.8%
2
24.0%
3
14.3%
4
6.6%
5
2.5%
6
0.9%
7
0.3%
8
0.1%
9
0.0%
10
0.0%
Back-end Frameworks
1
13.1%
2
14.3%
3
15.6%
4
13.9%
5
9.5%
6
5.1%
7
1.9%
8
0.5%
9
0.1%
10
0.0%
Testing
1
19.9%
2
28.2%
3
19.3%
4
10.1%
5
3.9%
6
1.2%
7
0.3%
8
0.1%
9
0.0%
10
0.0%
Build Tools
1
19.8%
2
16.9%
3
9.9%
4
3.9%
5
1.2%
6
0.5%
7
0.1%
8
0.0%
9
0.0%
Mobile & Desktop

For each section, which percentage of respondents use (defined as having answered “would use again”) one, two, three, etc. technologies.

Stimulus
Rome
SWC
ClojureScript
Playwright
Alpine.js
PureScript
Quasar
Ember
Strapi
esbuild
XState
Relay
Capacitor
WebdriverIO
Reason
NW.js
Elm
LitElement
Snowpack
Hapi
AVA
Fastify
Preact
Svelte
Nuxt
Meteor
Nest
Testing Library
Expo
Rollup
Gatsby
Vuex
Koa
Parcel
Ionic
MobX
Native Apps
Next.js
Storybook
Mocha
TypeScript
Cordova
React Native
Browserify
Vue.js
GraphQL
Puppeteer
Angular
Jasmine
Cypress
Electron
Apollo Client
Jest
Gulp
Express
React
webpack
TypeScript
Redux