– Should I try this framework I heard about for my next project?
– Which application server is the most used these days?
– What technology/language should I learn to become better at what I do?
Do you ask yourself stuff like this from time to time?
WE DO. And we have another angle—it’s crucial for us to know our users well, so we’re ready to go the extra mile for this knowledge.
To help us, we ran a huge Developer Ecosystem survey, collecting over 9,000 responses between December 2016 and March 2017.
To help you answer whatever questions you may have, we are now publishing the results of our survey.
It did take us a while to process all the data. This turned out to be the most extensive survey we’ve ever conducted: 150+ questions and 9K+ responses, in 13 languages. To reduce possible bias, the final reports and infographics include only responses coming from advertising channels (Twitter and AdWords), just over 5,000 in total.
The specific subsections of the report cover a broad range of topics: programming languages, development environments, code profiling and analysis, deployment, team tools, open source, the cloud, databases, and even curious facts about us developers.
Do you know, for example, what one language most developers are considering to adopt? Or do you know which configuration management tool is used more, Chef or Puppet? Or maybe Salt? Or what kind of game should you play tonight?
Check out the report and find answers to these questions and more.
It was impossible to include everything into infographics; some of the questions were excluded because of an insufficient number of responses, or to avoid overloading the infographics. If you have specific additional questions that are unanswered, send them to us and we’ll dig into the data for an answer. We’re also planning to publish the anonymized raw data soon. Stay tuned!
We are grateful to everyone who participated in the survey and helped us.
We plan to repeat the survey regularly. If you’d like to take part in the future, make sure to subscribe to our survey panel!
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