|Written by Mike James|
|Wednesday, 23 February 2022|
It isn't surprising that most know about BigInt but don't use it - how many applications actually need unlimited integer precision? I am more surprised that web sockets are so used - I thought I was the only one with an obscure reason to make such a connection!
Vite with a satisfaction score of 97% is a Build Tool and is new in this year's survey. esbuild which comes next has the same purpose and was introduced in the 2020 survey. The highest-rated (89%) Front-end framework is Svelte which is the newest in this category. React comes next in this category (84%) with Vue (80%) in this same tier. Angular is in the bottom tier with only 45% of users willing to use ti use it again. Next.js is the top-rated Back-end framework with 91% while Gatsby with 51% has continued to decline in popularity.
The survey included some new questions this year. Two of them were 8-player tournament-style questions where respondents make comparisons. The first of these was intended to reveal pain points and the results show that managing dependencies and code architecture the aspects that developers struggle with the most:
Personally I think that static typing would be a huge change to the language to the point where it would have to change its name - maybe something like Typescript? I do think a standard library would be a good idea, but until only recently jQuery served that defacto role.
There is plenty more information in the survey report and new this year you can customize charts to make new discoveries using the data.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 February 2022 )|