ES6 and TypeScript were the most well received. 86.3% and 46.7% developers respectively have used and would use these languages again. ClojureScript, Elm, and Flow, however, don’t seem to pique many developers’ interests these days (unsurprisingly).
React rules the front-end frameworks – Angular’s popularity may be dwindling
However, news wasn’t great for Angular – 33.8% of respondents said that they wouldn’t use Angular again. Vue is gaining popularity as. Ember and polymer were less than well received as more than 50% of the responses for both indicated no interest in learning them. Preact and Polymer, meanwhile, are perhaps still a little new on the scene: 28.1% and 18.5% respondents had never even heard of these frameworks.
When it comes to data, Redux is the most popular library with 47.2% developers saying that they would use it again. GraphQL is second with 20.4% of respondents vouching for it.
But Redux shouldn’t be complacent – 62.5% developers also want to learn GraphQL. It looks like the Redux and GraphQL debate is going to continue well into 2019. What the consensus will be in 12 months time is anyone’s guess.
Why do React developers love Redux? Find out here.
Sadly, it appears Meteor is languishing despite its meteoric hype just a few years ago. 49.4% of developers had heard of it, but said they had no interest in learning it.