Today our post is about you. And everyone who codes around the world. Each year, there fields a survey covering everything from developers’ favorite technologies to their job preferences. And we are excited to present you Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2019 results.
Nearly 90,000 developers took the 20-minute survey this year. Here are a few of the top takeaways from this year’s results:
- Python, the fastest-growing major programming language, has risen in the ranks of programming languages in the survey again.
- Over half of respondents had written their first line of code by the time they were sixteen, although this experience varies by country and by gender.
- DevOps specialists and site reliability engineers are among the highest paid, most experienced developers most satisfied with their jobs, and are looking for new jobs at the lowest levels.
- China has developers that are the most optimistic, believing that people born today will have a better life than their parents. Developers in Western European countries like France and Germany are among the least optimistic about the future.
- Men are more likely to say that being tasked with non-development work is a problem for them, while gender minority respondents are more likely to say that toxic work environments are a problem.
- The data indicate that Stack Overflow saves a developer 30 to 90 minutes of time per week
- About 50% of respondents identify as full-stack developers, and about 17% consider themselves mobile developers.
- About 65% of professional developers on Stack Overflow contribute to open source projects once a year or more.
- About 80% of respondents say that they code as a hobby.
- About one-quarter of respondents are enrolled in a formal college or university program full-time or part-time.
- Developers on Stack Overflow are older with more experience in Australia, Western Europe, and North America and younger with less experience in regions like India and Eastern Europe.
There are many more interesting facts that you can find here. We really enjoyed exploring the survey.
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