Now, onto the survey results. We will remain impartial in delivering the results, so that you can come to your own unbiased conclusions.
A whooping 85% replied that they compile ES6 into ES5. Meanwhile 15% still use CoffeeScript, 15.2% use TypeScript, and a measly 1.1% reported they use Dart.
This was one of the questions I wish I’d approached more collaboratively, as it got 13.8% of “Other” responses. The vast majority of these answers were ClojureScript, elm, Flow, and JSX.
What libraries do you use?
What frameworks do you use?
Unsurprisingly, React and Angular are leading the pack. Backbone is still in a healthy position, with 22.8% of the votes.
What are your preferred text editors?
Again, very divided because of the variety of options. Over half the respondents like Sublime Text, and over 30% like to use Atom, its open-source clone. Over 25% voted for WebStorm and also for vi/vim.
What’s your preferred development OS?
Over 60% of voters use Mac, while Linux and Windows users are close to 20% each.