Among those React developers, about half said they primarily write React code, while one third used React in some projects.
A further 15% of developers not currently using React said they were considering it for a future project.
TypeScript’s use continues to grow
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Among those who use TypeScript, about 36% write TypeScript “some or most of the time”, while 15% use TypeScript-based software libraries, which npm attributes to the popularity of the TypeScript-heavy Angular UI framework.
TypeScript is even inspiring other languages, with Python creator Guido van Rossum recently telling an audience of developers that Python was learning lessons from TypeScript’s optional type checking.
Serverless platforms such as AWS Lambda and Microsoft’s Azure Functions offer developers the chance to deploy code without the hassle of managing any infrastructure or the cost of running virtual machines 24/7.
Most developers aren’t using GraphQL but that could be about to change
Just seven percent of those surveyed said they frequently use the API query language, however, it looks like that proportion could grow rapidly this year, with just under half saying they considering using GraphQL in 2019.
WebAssembly isn’t designed to be a programming language that humans write, even if it can be viewed in a human-readable format. Rather it’s a language that is generated by a compiler, based on code written by developers in a higher-level programming language such as Rust.
“A massive 54% are paying attention and interested in its potential. This is a very strong sign for WebAssembly’s adoption in 2019 and beyond.”
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