Infographic: Developers are dreaming of a smarter tomorrow

We recently published brand new State of the Developer Nation report 14th edition, based on the insights from our Developer Economics survey which ran in Q4 2017 and reached over 21,700 developers in 169 countries. We reveal developers’ thoughts on which emerging tech will have the most impact in the next 5 years, the future of serverless platforms, the most promising AR/VR hardware, and the most popular programming languages that make it all possible.

Choosing a Javascript charting library in 2016

In this article I aim to help with the above challenge by means of a slightly unconventional approach: In my research I tried to quantify the merits of the most popular libraries, given a series of "developer-friendly" metrics. Sounds weird and subjective? It is. Read on.

News roundup - Google opens Early Access beta testing to more developers

In this week's news roundup, Google cancels its modular smartphone project, Apple plans to delete abandoned apps from the App Store and Epic releases a new version of Unreal Engine 4. Read on for the full news rundown.

So… is HTML really a programming language?

Earlier this year we polled more than 13,000 developers during our biannual Developer Economics survey (updating now), and 11% of those developers told us that HTML is their primary development language – that’s Hypertext Markup Language to the uninitiated. This response immediately begs the question: can HTML really be considered a “programming language” at all, or if we should consign to being a tool for the layout of JavaScript functions?

Why JavaScript will win on mobile

JavaScript is not the world’s most elegant programming language. So much so that one of the world’s top experts on the language wrote a book about “The Good Parts”. Even so, JavaScript has rapidly become one of the most popular languages in the world and it is steadily gaining ground on mobile. Will it eventually dominate there too?

Comparison of 4 popular JavaScript MV* frameworks (part 1)

Finding a comprehensive comparison between any kind of JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries or Extensions is not hard these days. Especially when it comes to Javascript MV* Frameworks, which are used to develop single-page applications (SPAs), and their notorious representatives, i.e. AngularJS, Ember, Backbone.js and newcomer React. A simple Google Search offers a plethora of technical comparisons to choose from. What they don’t usually mention, though, is the overall features those frameworks provide and how they compete for different use cases.