Help Identify JavaScript Trends
Written by Ian Elliot   
Thursday, 13 September 2018

The JavaScript ecosystem is extensive - you could even say that it is unwieldy and confusing. According to the team behind the State of JavaScript, the JavaScript world could use a bit of classification and they are asking devs to take their 2018 survey to identify current and upcoming trends.

This will be the third edition of the survey originated by JavaScript developers Raphaël Benitte, Sacha Greif and Michael Rambeau. For the initial one in 2016  there were 9307 responses to 89 questions, in 2017 this more than doubled and data was collected from over 20,000 developers which was the basis for a detailed analysis  - see JavaScript Ecosystem Under Scrutiny. So spread the word about the new survey to see if the exponential growth can continue.  

The survey will take most JavaScript developers around 10 minutes to complete as it tailors the question it asks to the answers you give. For each flavor of JavaScript, framework or library you choose one of these options:


When you have used a technology you are presented with a checklist to say what you like about it:


or what you dislike about it:


The only problem with this is that some questions put together characteristics that don't necessarily go together. For example, you might consider that Angular is fast-changing, but that it doesn't break often. However, the list of points would be even longer to avoid this.

The survey kicks off with JavaScript flavors, then proceeds through frameworks and libraries and gives you a chance to make any comments you want to add at the end. It also asks a few questions about you and your company. No personal information will be used but if you want to know the results you are invited to provide you name and email address. 

If you don't want to share your email, we will be sharing the results of the survey in due course and, meanwhile, the more JS devs that complete the survey, the more informative those results will be.




More Information

State of JavaScript 

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