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Ratios Over Time

Retention, interest, usage, and awareness ratio over time.
webpack
Parcel
Gulp
Rollup
Browserify
tsc CLI
Rome
Snowpack
SWC
esbuild
Vite
WMR
Turbopack

Technologies with less than 10% awareness not included. Each ratio is defined as follows:

  • Retention: would use again / (would use again + would not use again)
  • Interest: want to learn / (want to learn + not interested)
  • Usage: (would use again + would not use again) / total
  • Awareness: (total - never heard) / total

Experience Over Time

Overview of opinions on the technologies surveyed over time.
Would use again
Would not use
Interested
Not interested
Never heard

Technologies with only one year of data are not included.
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Positive/Negative Split

This chart splits positive (“want to learn”, “would use again”) vs negative (“not interested”, “would not use again”) experiences on both sides of a central axis.

Bar thickness represents the number of respondents aware of a technology.

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