What's more, there's just so many options: Do you use React or Angular 2? Do you really need Webpack? And what's this month's recommended way of dealing with CSS?
Like you, I spent far too many hours reading about all this, and at the end I still wasn't sure. So I decided to create a survey to see what everybody else thought. It seems like I must've hit a nerve, because I got over 9000 answers in just over two weeks!
Next Year's Survey
Given the survey's success, I'm hoping to do it again next year to see how the trends evolve. If you'd like to take part next time, just leave me your email and I'll notify you when it launches:
Table of Contents
The survey results are divided in the sections below. For some of the topics, I've asked experience developers to help me out with the analysis and provide their own point of view:
I need to thank all the authors who contributed write-ups for this project, all of it for free. And a special thank you goes out to Michael Shilman, who helped me with the code for the charts, as well as Tom Coleman, who helped me analyze the data.
A Note About The Data
So when you read things like “ES6 is the new standard”, it's implied that this applies to the survey results, and shouldn't be taken as an absolute truth. As always when looking at data, keep a critical eye and make your own conclusions!