The Top 100+ Developer Tools 2022

Welcome to the Annual StackShare Awards! 🎊 (Check out last year's awards here).

This year we analyzed well over 11 million data points shared by you- the StackShare community- to bring you these rankings 📈

As usual, you probably won't get through the entire list in one sitting, so bookmark it and come on back later 📌

ICYMI: in 2022 we announced that over 1,000 Engineering Teams have adopted StackShare Enterprise to defeat tech sprawl. To get started for free, head over to the GitHub Marketplace and install the StackShare GitHub App.

And now, the moment of truth... the categories for the winners of the StackShare Top Tools Awards 2022 are:

As usual, this is our biggest undertaking of the year- we comb through a massive data set to find the best tools that you should know about, try out, or should already be using. We aggregated usage from 800K+ tech stacks , over 9M+ follows , and tons more developer comments, reviews, and votes (more on methodology below) . Let’s dive in!

New Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Astro

While ChatGPT dominated conversations ever since it was released in November, Astro came out on top for the year. The static site ecosystem has been gaining populaity for years, so it's not too surprising to see that developers took a liking to a new solution in the space. But unlike many tools in the Jamstack, this one is actually geared towards using less JavaScript. "In Astro, you compose your website using UI components from your favorite JavaScript web framework (React, Svelte, Vue, etc). Astro renders your entire site to static HTML during the build. The result is a fully static website with all JavaScript removed from the final page." The Astro team believes that "an HTML-first, JavaScript-only-as-needed approach is the best solution for the majority of content-based websites." Astro was created by Nate Moore, Fred Schott, and Matthew Phillips in 2021 but really took off and was added to StackShare in 2022. Astro has an MIT license and has over 26K stars on GitHub. Go to Astro's website to learn more.

» Follow Astro | » Learn more about Astro

#2: SvelteKit

Frameworks (Full Stack)

An application framework powered by Svelte for building extremely high-performance web apps

» SvelteKit's profile | » SvelteKit's website

#3: ChatGPT

GPT Tools

Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue

» ChatGPT's profile | » ChatGPT's website

#4: Mantine

JavaScript Framework Components

React components library with native dark theme support

» Mantine's profile | » Mantine's website

#5: Turborepo

JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners

High-performance build system for JavaScript & TypeScript codebases

» Turborepo's profile | » Turborepo's website

#6: PocketBase

Realtime Backend / API

Open Source realtime backend in one file

» PocketBase's profile | » PocketBase's website

#7: Vitest

Testing Frameworks

A Vite-native unit test framework. It's fast!

» Vitest's profile | » Vitest's website

#8: SurrealDB

Realtime Backend / API

The ultimate cloud database for tomorrow’s applications

» SurrealDB's profile | » SurrealDB's website

#9: Medusa


The open-source Shopify alternative

» Medusa's profile | » Medusa's website

#10: Budibase

Low Code Platforms

An open-source low-code platform for creating internal apps

» Budibase's profile | » Budibase's website

#11: Uptime Kuma

Website Monitoring

A fancy self-hosted monitoring tool

» Uptime Kuma's profile | » Uptime Kuma's website

#12: ChatGPT for VSCode

ChatGPT Tools

A VSCode extension that allows you to use ChatGPT

» ChatGPT for VSCode's profile | » ChatGPT for VSCode's website

#13: Warp

localhost Tools

A Rust-based terminal

» Warp's profile | » Warp's website

#14: Markdoc

Markdown Editors

Stripe's Markdown-based authoring framework

» Markdoc's profile | » Markdoc's website

#15: Infra

User Management and Authentication

Open-source access management for Kubernetes

» Infra's profile | » Infra's website

#16: Theneo

API Tools

Generate Stripe-style API docs

» Theneo's profile | » Theneo's website

#17: Superblocks

Low Code Platforms

IDE for Internal Apps, APIs and Cron Jobs

» Superblocks's profile | » Superblocks's website

#18: Dragonfly

In-Memory Databases

A modern replacement for Redis and Memcached

» Dragonfly's profile | » Dragonfly's website

#19: Bytescale

File Uploads

The Developer Platform for Images, Videos & Audio.

» Bytescale's profile | » Bytescale's website

#20: Ddosify

Load and Performance Testing

High-performance load testing tool

» Ddosify's profile | » Ddosify's website

#21: Dockerized

Container Tools

Run CLI tools without installation

» Dockerized's profile | » Dockerized's website

#22: Nginx Proxy Manager

Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy

Expose your services easily and securely

» Nginx Proxy Manager's profile | » Nginx Proxy Manager's website

#23: Feathr

Machine Learning Tools

An enterprise-grade, high performance feature store (By LinkedIn)

» Feathr's profile | » Feathr's website

#24: Thin Backend

Realtime Backend / API

A universal backend for making realtime React Apps

» Thin Backend's profile | » Thin Backend's website

#25: Remult

Frameworks (Full Stack)

A CRUD framework for full-stack TypeScript

» Remult's profile | » Remult's website

New Tool of the Year: Runner-Up (2022)

#26: Memphis

Message Queue

Where data streaming becomes a breeze

» Memphis's profile | » Memphis's website

#27: Locofy

Mockups to Code as a Service

Ship your products 3-4x faster — with low code

» Locofy's profile | » Locofy's website

#28: PostgresML

Machine Learning Tools

You know Postgres. Now you know machine learning.

» PostgresML's profile | » PostgresML's website

#29: ChatGPT for Google

ChatGPT Tools

Display ChatGPT response alongside search engine results

» ChatGPT for Google's profile | » ChatGPT for Google's website

#30: ChatGPT Desktop

ChatGPT Tools

ChatGPT desktop application for Mac, Windows and Linux

» ChatGPT Desktop's profile | » ChatGPT Desktop's website

#31: Fresh Framework

Frameworks (Full Stack)

Next-gen web framework

» Fresh Framework's profile | » Fresh Framework's website

#32: Toola

Low Code Platforms

The open-source Retool alternative

» Toola's profile | » Toola's website

#33: Hydra

Database Tools

Query any database via Postgres

» Hydra's profile | » Hydra's website

#34: Compose Multiplatform

Front-End Frameworks

A modern UI framework for Kotlin that makes building performant and beautiful user interfaces easy (By JetBrains)

» Compose Multiplatform's profile | » Compose Multiplatform's website

#35: Replibyte

Database Tools

A tool to seed your dev database with real data

» Replibyte's profile | » Replibyte's website

#36: Swarmia

Programming & Code Analytics

Engineering productivity software to gain visibility, remove blockers, and ship 10x faster

» Swarmia's profile | » Swarmia's website

#37: Saas UI

UI Components

An advanced component library for SaaS products

» Saas UI's profile | » Saas UI's website


Continuous Integration

A portable devkit for CI/CD pipelines

»'s profile | »'s website

#39: FortuneSheet


A drop-in javascript spreadsheet library that provides rich features like Excel and Google Sheets

» FortuneSheet's profile | » FortuneSheet's website

#40: Multy

Infrastructure Build Tools

Open-source tool to deploy infrastructure in any cloud

» Multy's profile | » Multy's website

#41: Flet

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

The fastest way to build Flutter apps in Python

» Flet's profile | » Flet's website

#42: Pytorch Lightning

Machine Learning Tools

PyTorch framework for high-performance AI research

» Pytorch Lightning's profile | » Pytorch Lightning's website

#43: Penpot

Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design Tools

The Open-Source design & prototyping platform

» Penpot's profile | » Penpot's website

#44: Graphman

API Tools

Quickly scaffold a postman collection for any GraphQL API

» Graphman's profile | » Graphman's website

#45: Zitadel

User Management and Authentication

The best of Auth0 and Keycloak combined

» Zitadel's profile | » Zitadel's website

#46: Mailwind

Open Source Email Templates

Use Tailwind CSS to design HTML emails

» Mailwind's profile | » Mailwind's website

#47: Django Ninja

Microframeworks (Backend)

Fast Django REST framework for building APIs

» Django Ninja's profile | » Django Ninja's website

#48: Podman Desktop

Container Tools

Manage Podman and other container engines from a single UI and tray

» Podman Desktop's profile | » Podman Desktop's website

#49: Temporal

Workflow Manager

A microservice orchestration platform which enables developers to build scalable applications

» Temporal's profile | » Temporal's website

#50: Task

Code Automation Tools

A task runner / simpler Make alternative written in Go

» Task's profile | » Task's website

Analytics Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Google Analytics

General Analytics

Enterprise-class web analytics.

» Google Analytics's profile | » Google Analytics's website

#2: Google Tag Manager

Analytics Integrator

Quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app

» Google Tag Manager's profile | » Google Tag Manager's website

#3: Mixpanel

General Analytics

Powerful, self-serve product analytics to help you convert, engage, and retain more users

» Mixpanel's profile | » Mixpanel's website

#4: Segment

Analytics Integrator

A single hub to collect, translate and send your data with the flip of a switch.

» Segment's profile | » Segment's website

#5: Amplitude

Mobile Analytics

User analytics to fuel explosive user growth

» Amplitude's profile | » Amplitude's website

Application Hosting Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Firebase

Realtime Backend / API

The Realtime App Platform

» Firebase's profile | » Firebase's website

#2: Amazon EC2

Cloud Hosting

Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud

» Amazon EC2's profile | » Amazon EC2's website

#4: AWS Lambda

Serverless / Task Processing

Automatically run code in response to modifications to objects in Amazon S3 buckets, messages in Kinesis streams, or updates in DynamoDB

» AWS Lambda's profile | » AWS Lambda's website

#5: Heroku

Platform as a Service

Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience.

» Heroku's profile | » Heroku's website

Web Server of the Year (2022)


Web Servers

A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet.

» NGINX's profile | » NGINX's website

#2: Apache HTTP Server

Web Servers

Open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows

» Apache HTTP Server's profile | » Apache HTTP Server's website

#3: Apache Tomcat

Web Servers

An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies

» Apache Tomcat's profile | » Apache Tomcat's website

#4: Microsoft IIS

Web Servers

A web server for Microsoft Windows

» Microsoft IIS's profile | » Microsoft IIS's website

#5: Gunicorn

Web Servers

A Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX

» Gunicorn's profile | » Gunicorn's website

Application Utility of the Year (2022)

#1: Postman

API Tools

Only complete API development environment

» Postman's profile | » Postman's website

#2: Google Maps

Mapping APIs

Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery

» Google Maps's profile | » Google Maps's website

#3: Elasticsearch

Search as a Service

Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine

» Elasticsearch's profile | » Elasticsearch's website

#4: GitHub Pages

Static Web Hosting

Public webpages freely hosted and easily published.

» GitHub Pages's profile | » GitHub Pages's website

#5: Shopify


Quickly and easily create a beautiful online store with Shopify.

» Shopify's profile | » Shopify's website

Assets & Media Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Google Drive

File Storage

A safe place for all your files

» Google Drive's profile | » Google Drive's website

#2: CloudFlare

Content Delivery Network

The Web Performance & Security Company.

» CloudFlare's profile | » CloudFlare's website

#3: Dropbox

File Storage

Build the power of Dropbox into your apps

» Dropbox's profile | » Dropbox's website

#4: Amazon CloudFront

Content Delivery Network

Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds

» Amazon CloudFront's profile | » Amazon CloudFront's website

#5: imgix

Image Processing and Management

Optimize, manage, and deliver images and videos for faster pages, better visual quality, and a simpler workflow.

» imgix's profile | » imgix's website

Back Office Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Gmail

Email Services

A free web-based e-mail service

» Gmail's profile | » Gmail's website

#2: Google Sheets

Spreadsheets Online

Create and edit spreadsheets online, for free

» Google Sheets's profile | » Google Sheets's website

#3: Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheets Online

A spreadsheet program included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications

» Microsoft Excel's profile | » Microsoft Excel's website

#4: Workday

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

HR and finance apps built for the future

» Workday's profile | » Workday's website

#5: iRedMail

Email Services

Open Source Mail Server Solution

» iRedMail's profile | » iRedMail's website

Build, Test, & Deploy Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: GitHub

Code Collaboration & Version Control

Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects

» GitHub's profile | » GitHub's website

#2: Visual Studio Code

Text Editor

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

» Visual Studio Code's profile | » Visual Studio Code's website

#3: Docker

Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers

Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation.

» Docker's profile | » Docker's website

#4: npm

Front End Package Manager

The package manager for JavaScript.

» npm's profile | » npm's website

#5: Kubernetes

Container Tools

Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops

» Kubernetes's profile | » Kubernetes's website

Collaboration Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Slack

Group Chat & Notifications

Bring all your communication together in one place

» Slack's profile | » Slack's website

#2: Jira

Issue Tracking

The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software.

» Jira's profile | » Jira's website

#3: Trello

Project Management

Your entire project, in a single glance

» Trello's profile | » Trello's website

#4: Confluence

Project Management

One place to share, find, and collaborate on information

» Confluence's profile | » Confluence's website

#5: G Suite

Productivity Suite

Collaboration and productivity apps for Business

» G Suite's profile | » G Suite's website

Communications Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Twilio

Voice and SMS

Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications.

» Twilio's profile | » Twilio's website

#2: Amazon SES

Transactional Email

Bulk and transactional email-sending service.

» Amazon SES's profile | » Amazon SES's website

#3: Twilio SendGrid

Transactional Email

Email Delivery. Simplified.

» Twilio SendGrid's profile | » Twilio SendGrid's website

#4: Mailgun

Transactional Email

The Email Service for Developers.

» Mailgun's profile | » Mailgun's website

#5: Amazon SNS

Mobile Push Messaging

Fully managed push messaging service

» Amazon SNS's profile | » Amazon SNS's website

Data Store/Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: MySQL


The world's most popular open source database

» MySQL's profile | » MySQL's website

#2: PostgreSQL


A powerful, open source object-relational database system

» PostgreSQL's profile | » PostgreSQL's website

#3: MongoDB


The database for giant ideas

» MongoDB's profile | » MongoDB's website

#4: Redis

In-Memory Databases

Open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store

» Redis's profile | » Redis's website

#5: Amazon S3

Cloud Storage

Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web

» Amazon S3's profile | » Amazon S3's website

Design Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Figma

Graphic Design

The collaborative interface design tool.

» Figma's profile | » Figma's website

#2: InVision

Interactive Mockups

Prototyping & Collaboration For Design Teams

» InVision's profile | » InVision's website

#3: Adobe Photoshop

Graphic Design

The industry standard in design, photography, video editing & more

» Adobe Photoshop's profile | » Adobe Photoshop's website

#4: React

Open Source Design Tools

Render React components to Sketch ⚛️💎

» React's profile | » React's website

#5: Adobe XD

Graphic Design

UX/UI design and collaboration tool

» Adobe XD's profile | » Adobe XD's website

Language of the Year (2022)

#1: JavaScript


Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions

» JavaScript's profile | » JavaScript's website

#2: Python


A clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

» Python's profile | » Python's website

#3: Node.js

Frameworks (Full Stack)

A platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications

» Node.js's profile | » Node.js's website

#4: Java


A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

» Java's profile | » Java's website

#5: TypeScript


A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output

» TypeScript's profile | » TypeScript's website

Front-end Framework of the Year (2022)

#1: React

Javascript UI Libraries

A JavaScript library for building user interfaces

» React's profile | » React's website

#2: jQuery

Javascript UI Libraries

The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library.

» jQuery's profile | » jQuery's website

#3: Vue.js

Javascript MVC Frameworks

A progressive framework for building user interfaces

» Vue.js's profile | » Vue.js's website

#4: AngularJS

Javascript MVC Frameworks

Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework

» AngularJS's profile | » AngularJS's website

#5: Redux

State Management Library

Predictable state container for JavaScript apps

» Redux's profile | » Redux's website

Backend/Full Stack Framework of the Year (2022)

#1: Django

Frameworks (Full Stack)

The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

» Django's profile | » Django's website

#2: Spring Boot

Frameworks (Full Stack)

Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss

» Spring Boot's profile | » Spring Boot's website

#3: Laravel

Frameworks (Full Stack)

A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

» Laravel's profile | » Laravel's website

#4: Rails

Frameworks (Full Stack)

Web development that doesn't hurt

» Rails's profile | » Rails's website

#5: Next.js

Frameworks (Full Stack)

A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps

» Next.js's profile | » Next.js's website

Mobile Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: React Native

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

A framework for building native apps with React

» React Native's profile | » React Native's website

#2: Flutter

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Cross-platform mobile framework from Google

» Flutter's profile | » Flutter's website

#3: Android SDK

Frameworks (Full Stack)

An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.

» Android SDK's profile | » Android SDK's website

#4: Kotlin


Statically typed Programming Language targeting JVM and JavaScript

» Kotlin's profile | » Kotlin's website

#5: Swift


An innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.

» Swift's profile | » Swift's website

Monitoring Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: Grafana

Monitoring Tools

Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor

» Grafana's profile | » Grafana's website

#2: Kibana

Monitoring Tools

Visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack

» Kibana's profile | » Kibana's website

#3: Datadog

Performance Monitoring

Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure.

» Datadog's profile | » Datadog's website

#4: Sentry

Exception Monitoring

See performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize code health.

» Sentry's profile | » Sentry's website

#5: Amazon CloudWatch

Cloud Monitoring

Monitor AWS resources and custom metrics generated by your applications and services

» Amazon CloudWatch's profile | » Amazon CloudWatch's website

Payments Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: PayPal

Payment Services

Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account

» PayPal's profile | » PayPal's website

#2: Stripe

Payment Services

Payments for developers

» Stripe's profile | » Stripe's website

#3: Braintree

Payment Services

Accept payments in your app or website today

» Braintree's profile | » Braintree's website

#4: Razorpay

Payment Services

Neobanking for Businesses

» Razorpay's profile | » Razorpay's website

#5: Coinbase

Bitcoin Services

Integrate bitcoin payments into your website or application

» Coinbase's profile | » Coinbase's website

Support, Sales, and Marketing Tool of the Year (2022)

#1: WordPress

Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS

A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

» WordPress's profile | » WordPress's website

#2: Mailchimp

Email Marketing

Easy email newsletters

» Mailchimp's profile | » Mailchimp's website

#3: Google AdSense


A program that allows bloggers and website owners to make money by displaying Google ads

» Google AdSense's profile | » Google AdSense's website

#4: HubSpot

Marketing Automation

All the software you need to do inbound marketing.

» HubSpot's profile | » HubSpot's website

#5: Zendesk

Help Desk

The leading cloud-based customer service software solution.

» Zendesk's profile | » Zendesk's website

Top Community Members (2022)

These rankings are brought to you, by the entire StackShare community of over one million developers. You make these awards possible by sharing not only what you're using, but more importantly, why you chose your stack. If you aren't familiar, Stack Advice is an easy way to get and give advice on specific tech stack decisions.

So we'd like to thank and recognize the community members that chose to give their fellow developers advice in their time of need, on all sorts of important tech stack decisions.

While there are thousands of developers that help each other every year on StackShare- the 20 developers below went above and beyond the call of duty to give their peers advice over and over again.

We'd like to thank everyone who asked the community for advice and everyone who chimed in with their recommendations 🙏 See all the Stack Decisions and Stack Advice these special developers shared by checking out their stack decision feeds below!


For tool rankings, scores are calculated using a combination of number of stacks a tool was added to, number of votes, number of Stack Decisions shared, number of one-liners, number of follows, and number of profile views for the year. New Tool rankings were calculated from tools that were created and added to StackShare in 2022 with follows and views being weighted more heavily than other metrics since new tools don’t just enter stacks overnight.

As usual, we removed Git from the rankings in the DevOps rankings since many developers don't list it in their stack (and instead only list Git collaboration platforms).

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