|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Wednesday, 01 January 2020|
This year's report benefits from the involvement of Amelia Wattenberger as a "guest dataviz expert" who produced an graphic summarizing the changes over time in respondents' opinions of the technologies included in the survey. To understand what it reveals you need to know that the lines go from 2016 to 2019 (the brighter end where the label is shown) A point means that the technology was only introduced in 2019. A higher point means that a technology has been used by more people and a point further to the right reflects popularity - more users who have used it would use it again or more people want to learn it.
The visualization is interactive in that you can isolate a specific color-coded category - pink for Front End frameworks for example - and home in on a specific technolgy by clicking on its label. So we can see that the use of React (which is the most used technology in the survey with 16,099 users) has increased while it popularity has been pretty steady while Angular's popularity reduced as its adoption grew and over the last year people became more even negative towards it.
Another area where there is a case for greater attention is WebGL. Currently only 19.6% of the 17,349 respondents who are aware of it use it. WebGL graphics isn't for everyone but surely more than just 20% could benefit from using it?
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 January 2020 )|