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JavaScript for mobile devices and desktop apps

Mobile & Desktop Tools Ratios Over Time

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Mobile & Desktop Tools Experience & Sentiment

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1

39.1%
55.3%
5.6%
19,274
2

37.5%
61.5%
19,404
3

29%
61.5%
9.5%
19,265
4

27.5%
23.9%
48.6%
19,229
5

26%
46.5%
27.5%
19,262

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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36
2

Progressive Web App

25
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15
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4
7

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8

3
9

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10

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11

Other Answers

30
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% of question respondents
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

My 2023 Pick: tldraw

Much more than an infinite canvas, tldraw reimagines what is possible with user interfaces, from its impressive AI experiments to its attention to drawing detail. Its source code is readily available too, and I appreciate the state machines and extensible API for endless tinkering.
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

David Khourshid

Creator of XState and founder of http://stately.ai

Mobile & Desktop Tools Happiness

On a scale of 0 (very unhappy) to 4 (very happy), how happy are you with the current state of mobile & desktop tools?
0
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2
3
4
2016
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2021
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2023
0
1
2
3
4
Average

Mobile & Desktop Tools Pain Points

What pain points have you encountered when using JavaScript to build mobile & desktop apps?
Freeform
0%
16%
33%
49%
65%
81%
1

Performance

2

Apple/iOS issues

Answers matching “Apple/iOS issues” 96
3

4

5

Native APIs access

6

Configuration

7

Excessive complexity

8

UX issues

Answers matching “UX issues” 53
9

Debugging

10

Testing

0%
16%
33%
49%
65%
81%
% of question respondents

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