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How you use JavaScript

JavaScript/TypeScript Balance

How do you divide your time between writing JavaScript and TypeScript code?
0%
6%
13%
19%
26%
32%
1

100% JS

1,610
2

|

966
3

|

728
4

|

391
5

50/50

1,034
6

|

546
7

|

1,857
8

|

4,569
9

100% TS

5,562
0%
6%
13%
19%
26%
32%
% of question respondents

JavaScript Usage

In what context do you primarily use JavaScript?
0%
18%
36%
55%
73%
91%
1

Professionally

17,030
2

As a hobby

6,991
3

As a student

2,235
0%
18%
36%
55%
73%
91%
% of question respondents
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

My 2023 Pick: Electron

With everyday apps like VS Code, Figma, Discord, Slack and 1Password all running on Electron, it remains an integral part of the JS and developer ecosystem. Many tools we all use wouldn't exist without it, and when used correctly it's a powerful platform indeed.
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

Kilian Valkhof

Creator of Polypane Browser for Developers

JavaScript Usage

What do you use JavaScript for?
0%
20%
39%
59%
78%
98%
1

Frontend Development

18,095
2

Backend Development

12,269
3

Mobile Apps

4,987
4

Desktop Apps

3,656
5

Data Visualization

2,859
6

Graphics & Animation

2,205
7

Data Analysis

1,384
8

Game Development

1,142
9

Machine Learning

467
10

Embedded Apps

452
0%
20%
39%
59%
78%
98%
% of question respondents

Industry Sector

0%
9%
18%
28%
37%
46%
1

Programming & Technical Tools

7,519
2

Consulting & Services

5,361
3

Ecommerce & Retail

4,420
4

Finance

2,821
5

Education

2,565
6

Marketing/Sales/Analytics Tools

2,539
7

Entertainment

2,278
8

Healthcare

1,681
9

News, Media, & Blogging

1,614
10

Government

1,097
0%
9%
18%
28%
37%
46%
% of question respondents

Application Patterns

Which of the following architecture and rendering patterns have you used in the last year?
0%
18%
37%
55%
73%
91%
1

Single Page Application (SPA)

16,676
2

Server-Side Rendering (SSR)

11,281
3

Static Site Generation (SSG)

8,711
4

Multi-Page Application (MPA)

7,799
5

Partial Hydration

3,934
6

Islands Architecture

2,652
7

Progressive Enhancement

2,493
8

Incremental Static Generation

2,140
9

Streaming SSR

1,725
10

Progressive Hydration

1,564
0%
18%
37%
55%
73%
91%
% of question respondents
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

My 2023 Pick: Web Interoperable Runtimes

Web Interoperable Runtimes are execution environments that allow code to run consistently across multiple platforms and environments. I believe that working with such a standard exposes us to the future of web development.
We asked members of the JavaScript community to share their “pick of the year”

Gustavo Vasquez

Software Engineer 🇧🇷

JavaScript Pain Points

What aspects of JavaScript do you struggle with the most?
0%
7%
15%
22%
30%
37%
1

Code Architecture

6,396
2

State Management

5,499
3

Build Tools

4,885
4

Managing Dependencies

4,834
5

Performance

4,334
6

Debugging

3,984
7

Typing

3,868
8

Date Management

3,426
9

Async Code

1,986
10

Finding Packages

1,922
0%
7%
15%
22%
30%
37%
% of question respondents

Missing Features

What do you feel is currently missing from JavaScript?
0%
11%
23%
34%
45%
57%
1

Static Typing

9,359
2

Standard Library

7,064
3

Better Date Management

6,620
4

Immutable Data Structures

4,255
5

Pipe Operator

3,564
6

Observable

3,372
7

Pattern Matching

3,349
8

Decorators

2,691
9

Signals

10

Error handling

11

Other Answers

287
0%
11%
23%
34%
45%
57%
% of question respondents

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