What I learned from the 2018 JetBrains Developer ecosystem survey…


JetBrains, like many other organizations, doe a yearly survey for anyone willing to take a couple minutes and submit some answers. As such all answers are based on the bias of those willing to provide some effort to complete the survey. That said; it does have some interesting insights into the trend and direction the software industry is pointing at the moment.

  • Javascript is still smashing it in overall popularity and is continuing to gain momentum.
  • Go has the larges margin of desire to start using.
  • Over 1/3 of developers surveyed do not plan to try a new language in the next year… 🙁
  • Code review tools / static analysis needs attention (14% and 13% usage)
  • 75% of dev’s use a dark theme
  • Python beats out Javascript for ‘languages learned in the last year’
  • 1/3 of all applications are public cloud hosted

The survey has a lot more data in and nice visuals to help digest it all. Have a peak at is over on JetBrains: https://www.jetbrains.com/research/devecosystem-2018/

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