As we come into this year’s Node.js Interactive conference it’s a good time to reflect on the State of Node.js, and by any reasonable measure the state of Node.js is very strong. Every day there are more than 8.8 million Node instances online, that number has grown by 800,000 in the last nine months alone. Every week there are more than 3 billion downloads of npm packages. The number of Node.js contributors has grown from 1,100 contributors last year to more than 1,500 contributors today. To date there have been a total of 444 releases, and we have 39,672 stars on Github. This is an enviable position for any technology and a testament to the value of Node.js and the dedication of the Node.js community.
Growth of Node.js From a User Perspective
We see incredible success with Node.js for front-end, back-end and full stack development. In this year’s Node.js User Survey we got incredible feedback and gained increased understanding of how Node.js is being used. We know that the the biggest use case for Node.js is back-end development, but users are also developing cross-platform and desktop applications, enabling IoT and even powering security apps. This week we are launching our annual survey again to identify trends and track our progress. I highly encourage you to take the survey and share your insights with the rest of the community.
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