Jamstack Community Survey Reports Developers Drive Remote Work Future

Netlify, a platform for modern web development, announced the findings of the Jamstack Community Survey. The annual report provides a pulse on trends across the global web developer ecosystem built around Jamstack: the architectural approach that decouples the web experience layer from data and business logic, improving flexibility, scalability, performance and maintainability.

“The Jamstack Community Survey is created by the community, for the community,” said Matt Biilmann, co-founder and CEO, Netlify. “The findings will not only help developers learn from their peers but also help business leaders better understand how developers can be change makers within their organizations. They can learn about what tools and processes they need to be most impactful.”

Highlights from the Jamstack Community Survey include:

  • For developers, remote work isn’t going away – Even as the world opened up more this year, remote work is the new normal: 83 percent of developers are working remotely more than half of the time, and 76 percent say they’ve maintained or increased their frequency of working remotely in the last year. Remote is the strongly preferred way of working for this group – 87 percent say they enjoy remote work and an astounding 55 percent of developers said they would quit their jobs if forced to return to an office.
  • Cutting through the hype around Web3 – One topic the technology industry has been buzzing about is Web3, the concept of a new web built on decentralized blockchains. While 7 percent to 10 percent of developers have tried out technologies like cryptocurrencies and NFTs, only 3 percent of developers report using these technologies regularly. As a gauge of potential future growth, Netlify also asked developers what their attitude was to Web3 in general. The findings were mixed news for Web3 enthusiasts: 42 percent of developers either don’t know what Web3 is or don’t care about it, while 31 percent felt negatively about it. The survey shows that Web3 is still far from mass adoption.
  • Better web experiences, built with serverless and edge – Jamstack continues to advance the modern web, building websites that are dynamic. This year, Netlify’s report found that serverless is officially mainstream: 70 percent of developers report using it, up from 46 percent last year. Meanwhile, 47 percent of developers are experimenting with edge dynamic sites, a sign of the continued innovation happening at the network edge.
  • Web frameworks and programming languages – To build dynamic web apps, developers need the flexibility to choose whichever web framework best suits their needs. React continues to be the overwhelming favorite component model with 71 percent of developers reporting they build with it, 3 percent more than last year. Riding React’s popularity is Next.js, which uses React and is the most popular web framework overall with nearly 1 in 2 developers (47 percent) saying they built sites with it in the last year. However, competition remains strong in the framework space: newer entrants like Astro (11 percent) and SolidJS (6 percent) have had strong starts, and Remix (10 percent) and Sveltekit (15 percent) strongly grew year over year. Vite saw an 18 percent increase since last year, with a third (32 percent) of developers using it.

Regarding programming language preferences, the TypeScript migration continues with usage of the language growing 110 percent in the last two years. Twenty-one percent of developers now call TypeScript their primary programming language, while the number of developers who say the same about JavaScript has dropped from 63 percent to 53 percent.

To explore the full findings, dive into the details of the full methodology of the survey.