Popular development tools for 2018 and now

Which development tools were in high demand among developers in 2018? An analysis by the provider Stackshare tries to answer the question.

On Stackshare, teams can specify which software tools, languages, and platforms they use. Meanwhile, more than 100,000 teams have deposited their tech stacks on the website, and individual users favor or follow around 700,000 tools and languages. For five years now, Stackshare has been using this database to identify the most popular tools in a year. Now the evaluation has been published for 2018 . The analysis may not be really representative of the entire developer industry, and the different categories sometimes lack a certain amount of selectivity, but interesting conclusions can still be drawn from the results.

The new development tools of the year

Stackshare has attempted to identify which comparatively new tools in 2018 were most likely to attract the interest of the developer community. Place 1 is the Docosaurus of Facebook. The tool helps to create, manage and deploy documentation sites for open source projects. Here are the top 10 most popular new tools after evaluating the stackshare data:

  1. Docosaurus
  2. Haiku
  3. Prism
  4. TensorFlow.js
  5. VuePress
  6. Architect
  7. Bootstrap.build
  8. Ring UI
  9. RIBs
  10. Dimer

Developer Tools 2018: Languages, Libraries, Servers

Under the category Application & Data Tools Stackshare summarizes languages, libraries and frameworks as well as servers. Unsurprisingly, JavaScript lands here at number one. A year earlier, it still went to the JavaScript library React. The reached 2018 but only the fifth place.

  1. JavaScript
  2. python
  3. Node.js
  4. HTML5
  5. React
  6. Java
  7. MySQL
  8. PHP
  9. jQuery
  10. nginx

Devops Tools of the Year 2018

Above all, there is a tool missing on the list: Git. According to the Stackshare team, many teams say they use GitHub, but they do not specify how to use Git. Since the database clearly does not reflect adequately how far Git is distributed among the users of the platform, the tool was excluded from the top 10 list.

Stackshare also groups editors under the list of Devops tools. Interesting here is the fact that GitHubs Atom no longer appears in the top 10 compared to last year. Instead, the two editors manage Visual Studio Code and Sublime Text on the list. The placement of Visual Studio Code shows how quickly Microsoft was able to convince the developer world with the free editor.

  1. GitHub
  2. docker
  3. NPM
  4. Visual Studio Code
  5. Jenkins
  6. Webpack
  7. gitlab
  8. bitbucket
  9. Sublime text
  10. Kubernetes

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