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%
Sapori di JavaScript
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%
Gestione Dati
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%
Test
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 & Computer

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

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