A third of respondents are using ES2017 or higher — three times more than last year.
APAC users use less languages than others, but those who are not from traditional development areas use more languages, especially C++ and C.
Most people expect to increase their Node.js usage over the next 12 month. This is a good sign. Most growth will come from outside the US/CA, especially in Latin America and EMEA.
Ruby usage has declined and Ruby users are more likely to predict that Ruby usage will decrease than increase over the next 12 month.
PHP is less popular in the US/CA and among “other developers”; many who use it predict a decrease in usage over the next 12 month.
Swift and Go may be stealing the focus of Node.js users. Many of those who plan on maintaining/decreasing with Node.js will increase their use of Swift or Go in the next 12 month.
[Click on the image to see a larger version.] These are some highlights from the 2018 survey:
Web apps are still the most popular use of Node with 85 percent of respondents saying they use Node to create these applications. 43 percent of respondents use Node to create enterprise applications.
Node.js integrates with many technologies, including front-end frameworks, databases and load balancing.
Most users anticipate an increase in Node.js use, especially in Latin America and EMEA.
Babel is the most popular transpiler. However, back-end, full-stack and ‘other’ developers are increasing their use Typescript. Webpack seems to be consolidating its position among Module Bundlers in most regions and areas of development.
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