Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
The results of our second annual Ajaxian.com survey, prepared by Richard Monson-Hafael from the Burton Group, are in. And the winner is… Prototype, the most popular Ajax framework, by a considerable margin: 43% of you use it. Script.aculo.us is next, at 33%, confirming observations that many of made of the popularity of that duo.
The full results of our framework survey follow:
Note that multiple responses per participant were allowed; we’ve also thrown out any result with less than 3% of responses in the above graphic.
We also asked you about the server-side platform you’re using. The big winner here was PHP, with 50% of you using it:
Some other interesting factoids:
- 25% of you eschew frameworks and work with XMLHttpRequest directly (wow!)
- 11% of you are using JSON to transfer data; unfortunately, we didn’t ask enough questions to determine how this compares with XML or other data formats
- 3% of you are still using Microsoft’s “classic” ASP framework; five of you (~0.6%) are using C++ (+2 points for increased performance, -100 for increased complexity?)
- 2% of you wrote in to say that you’re using Adobe’s Flex toolkit (hey, those banner ads are working out…); 2% also indicated that they use the Flex/Ajax bridge. Unfortunately, the survey software we used doesn’t let us correlate these entries, so we can only say that 2%-4% of you are using Flex in some way
- One participant uses Delphi (how’s that working out for you?), and another is using LISP (can we hire you?).
The survey results are based on 865 participants over the course of a week in September, 2006. The raw results are available.
UPDATED: Changed the wording of the Adobe Flex bullet above to be more accurate.
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:15 pm