JS 2018 results

Hi everyone!

This experimental article is translation of my Russian post (link). At the end of the year, I decided to think about what awaits the JS developer in the new 2019 year and to sum up this year.

Welcome to the cut!

To begin with, I suggest remembering what happened this year in the world of Javascript.

First of all, I want to highlight the release of Ecmascript 2018 (article on the Medium in the Russian language).

It added a lot of interesting things, I want to highlight rest / spread and asynchronous iteration support. JS is becoming more and more like a Python, borrowing its best features.

Speaking of Python. Everyone knows that it is actively used for data analysis and machine learning. So here's the outgoing 2018 pleased developers JavaScript release numjs (Python and NumPy port) and tensorflowjs.

This is amazing! I think that in 2019 we will have even more interesting releases related to the analysis of JS data.

This year we watched the confrontation React vs Vue.js.

Google trends says Reactjs was searched more often than vuejs:

Developers reacted more in demand in the labor market:


Only time will tell whether vu will be able to catch up with the reaction in 2019.

Angular also should not write, because it is Google and it says a lot of sites. As a result, all three frameworks are in demand, but the leader, in my opinion, reacts.

In the world of server JS, too, there have been changes-first of all, of course, nodejs and npm releases. In my opinion most interesting releases are Node 10 and NPM6
(here article). N-API stabilization and improved support for new JS features, which would be amazing!

This year the Typescript finally got in the TOP 100 of the TIOBE rating. I think that its popularity will continue to grow next year.

I also want to note the release of beta versions of Webpack 4 and webpack 5, support for Typescript in create-react-app version 2 and electron 3 and 4.

As a result, JS world actively developed in 2018, there were new interesting releases and I can assume that 2019 will be even more interesting).

Happy New year!

In the new year, write good code, do not get sick and write good articles on habré.

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