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%
Frontend-frameworks
1
28.4%
2
19.9%
3
15.1%
4
5.9%
5
1.1%
6
0.2%
7
0.0%
Datalager
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%
Backend-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%
Testning
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%
Mobil & Desktop

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

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