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Compiling & bundling code

Build Tools Ratios Over Time

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Parcel
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tsc CLI
SWC
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Vite
Turbopack
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Build Tools Experience & Sentiment

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1

90.1%
8.9%
19,077
2

73.3%
21.3%
5.4%
19,220
3

52.2%
12.6%
35.2%
19,014
4

50.7%
32.2%
17.1%
19,010
5

44%
34%
22%
19,020

Experience

  • Used it: Respondents who have used an item.
  • Heard of it: Respondents who have heard about an item, but haven't used it.
  • Never heard of it: Respondents who have never heard about an item.

Sentiment

  • Positive: Respondents who are interested in learning more about a technology; or are willing to use it again.
  • Neutral: Responents who did not indicate any sentiment about a technology.
  • Negative: Respondents who are not interested in learning more about a technology; or have used it and had a negative experience.
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72
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22
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Other Answers

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% of question respondents
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

My 2023 Pick: AutoAnimate

Formkit's AutoAnimate library, which you can see in action right here on this site, does exactly what its name implies and somehow figures out how to add animations to your apps with a single line of code!
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

Sacha Greif

State of JS creator

Build Tools Happiness

On a scale of 0 (very unhappy) to 4 (very happy), how happy are you with the current state of build tools?
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Build Tools Pain Points

What pain points have you encountered when using build tools?
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9%
19%
28%
38%
47%
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Configuration

2

Performance

3

Excessive complexity

4

Webpack issues

5

ESM & CJS

6

Choice overload

7

Lack of documentation

8

TypeScript support

9

Bundlers

10

Version changes

0%
9%
19%
28%
38%
47%
% of question respondents

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