Those use cases even include desktop development, with the report noting:
Other survey highlights as presented by npm include:
- React's growth continues to dominate -- 63 percent of developers use React, up 5 percent year over year. This makes React more than twice as popular as the next-biggest framework, Angular. React and its ecosystem of complementary technologies dominate web, mobile, and desktop development in the npm community.
- GraphQL is set for a boom -- 23 percent of developers have already started using GraphQL, but 49 percent of all npm users are considering using it in 2019. npm plans future studies that will further examine the motivations and use-cases driving this interest.
- Kubernetes is big, and serverless is gaining serious momentum -- 56 percent of respondents deploy using containerization technologies, and a surprising 33 percent of respondents already use "serverless" or "cloud functions" to deploy code.
Methodology for the survey, which was conducted late last year and early this year, is available here.
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.