The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019
The lovely company, JetBrains conducted marketing research called "The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019". They surveyed about 19000 software developers and built a final report based on responses from 7000 of them. An exciting read with lots of infographics.
Findings and my reaction on them
Developers use Windows, MacOS, or Linux operation systems while developing software.
Around 60% of us doing Web Back-end development, 45% develop Front-end, and 23% work every day on Mobile applications development. Only 4% develop games, and 7% apply their maths skills in Machine Learning.
Wait for a second, who develops software for airplanes, for SpaceX, for schools and CERN? Who invents new programming languages, or speeds up genome sequencing? Who advances the whole field and makes the world a bit better than it is?
They all fall into category "Others" with a tiny 2%.
The fun fact is that 13% of software developers don't develop anything.
Software developers prefer dogs over cats.
I bet you use open source software every day when you code. All those libraries. Do you contribute back to society? The answer from 44% of developers is "No."
Couple of words about our future:
What about work-life balance? 87% of us do code on weekends.
Jun 28, 2019. Berlin