According to the State of WebAssembly 2022 Survey of Wasm Developers, Rust is on top with Blazor as well as Python on the rise.
According to a survey, Rust programming is the most popular language for creating WebAssembly apps. WebAssembly continues to grow in popularity.
These and other findings were included in The state of WebAssembly2022, a report by Scott Logic based on a survey of 299 developers. Rust was the most popular language for WebAssembly developers, with 45% of respondents saying that they use Rust often or occasionally. Rust was also the winner of last year’s survey.
Overall, 67% of respondents reported that they used WebAssembly frequently, up from 47% in the previous year. Other findings:
- Web development is the most popular application of Wasm. Nearly 70% of respondents use Wasm to develop web apps. Next, containerization (25%), serverless (35%), plug-in environment (23%), IoT (10%) are close behind. These percentages are estimates.
- The most popular WebAssembly runtimes were Wasmtime and Wasmer.
- Wasm will be able to offer the following capabilities: non-browser APIs; better debugging support; and improved build tools.
- Respondents are most interested in the WASI (WebAssembly Systems Interface) proposals. These include I/O sockets, native threads and HTTP.
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