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SlashData Survey Reveals Worldwide Developer Trends


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State of the Developer Nation, 18th Edition, cover image

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A survey of over 17,000 developers in 159 countries reveals current thinking and practices on programming languages, open-source software, machine learning development, and other trends.

The results are published in "State of the Developer Nation Q4 2019" from SlashData.

Key findings include:

  • JavaScript remains the most popular programming language, used by more than 12 million developers worldwide.
  • Python added 2.2 million net new developers in 2018 and surpassed Java in terms of popularity.
  • Kotlin is the fastest growing language community in percentage terms.
  • Three out of five developers contribute to open-source software.
  • Developers are most motivated to contribute to open-source projects to improve coding skills (29%) and because they believe in the benefits of open source (26%).
  • Machine learning developers working with big data and deep learning frameworks are more likely to deploy their code on hybrid and multi clouds.
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality practitioners are in the majority passionate hobbyists with a diverse set of interests and skills.
  • Most developers (59%) are engaged with DevOps and 27% of these are currently working on projects involving DevOps.

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