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Tried Svelte yet? Perhaps you should
So what are the trends? The pre-eminence of React is no surprise, but perhaps more notable is the growing interest in Svelte, which "runs at build time, converting your components into highly efficient imperative code that surgically updates the DOM," according to the post introducing version 3. Svelte is top in the survey for “interest” and neck-and-neck with React for "satisfaction". It's worth a look.
The jQuery library, once used by almost everyone, is now in regular use by just 11.2 per cent of respondents. Top choices for utility libraries are now Lodash and Moment.
Visual Studio Code is the top choice for text editor, with JetBrains products WebStorm, IntelliJ and PHPStorm also popular. The primary web browser in use is Google Chrome (60 per cent) but Firefox at 28.8 per cent scores much higher than its share among the general population (under 10 per cent). There is also notable interest in Brave.
But what do you really think?
The survey is nicely presented and all the code is on GitHub – which illustrates another point, that almost all the technology mentioned above is open source. This stuff may be too complex, but it is also collaborative and free to use. ®