Asked and answered: the results for the 2022 Developer survey are here!

You’ve been ready patiently, however now the wait is over: the outcomes of the 2022 Developer Survey are right here. Over 73,000 builders from 180 nations every spent roughly quarter-hour answering our questions. This 12 months’s survey was longer than earlier years’ as we wished to comply with up on new threads in addition to present a historic throughline with the questions we ask 12 months over 12 months. We’re so grateful to you for the time you spent on our survey. 

Our new questions targeted on how coders be taught their commerce. We discovered that older code crafters are probably to be taught from books, whereas the brand new technology of coders (below 18) depends on on-line supplies and their family and friends. The general share of these studying to code on-line, nonetheless, elevated from 60% to 70%. With so many individuals working remotely after the pandemic—practically 85% of organizations represented on this survey have some distant staff—it could possibly be that an increasing number of of our every day lives are shifting on-line as effectively. 

Moreover, because the pandemic drove us out of the workplace and into distant work, distant work could also be driving us away from full-time employment to extra self-directed work. The share {of professional} builders that state that they’re an unbiased contractor, freelancer, or are self-employed has risen by about 5 factors to 16.6%, whereas the proportion of these in our high 5 responding nations (United States, India, Germany, United Kingdom, and Canada) who’ve full-time employment has fallen. Has the change to distant work triggered a brand new wave of entrepreneurship as effectively?

Our different new line of inquiry was model management. We had beforehand included Git within the “Different instruments” part, the place it took high honors. It was no shock that Git was far and away the highest model management system, particularly amongst professionals, however what was shocking is that 17% of learners don’t use a model management system in any respect. I suppose they’ll wait till onboarding at their first job. 

The large attracts with the Developer Survey have at all times been the know-how rankings, the place technologists profess their most used, beloved, dreaded, and wished languages, frameworks, and extra. The highest 5 languages for skilled builders haven’t modified: JavaScript remains to be probably the most used, and Rust is probably the most beloved for a seventh 12 months. The large shock got here in probably the most beloved net framework class. Displaying how briskly net applied sciences change, newcomer Phoenix took probably the most beloved spot from Svelte, itself a brand new entry final 12 months. 

Two years in the past we requested the way you felt about trying to find a solution and finding a purple link. Sparked by that, the staff wished to see how many people are visiting the identical query greater than as soon as. Our information consultants discovered that almost all of individuals come again to a solution time and again: 62% of normal Stack Overflow customers go to the identical query a number of occasions in a three-month interval.* One in all our information scientists tells us he most likely visits this question as soon as a month. Why bear in mind all the things when you should utilize Stack Overflow as your second mind? 

On this 12 months’s survey, we had a particular part on the finish the place we requested skilled builders to inform us what impacts their productiveness at work, how usually it occurs, and the way a lot time it takes out of their day. Greater than 36,000 builders answered. Their responses might help the developer group begin to quantify the impacts of the every day, invisible productiveness frictions.

In brief, {most professional} builders are experiencing some degree of decreased productiveness each week. 68% of respondents say they encounter a data silo at the very least as soon as per week. For folks managers, usually the extra skilled builders, 73% report encountering a data silo at the very least as soon as per week.

About 63% of all respondents spend greater than half-hour a day trying to find solutions or options to issues, with 25% spending greater than an hour every day. This productiveness affect can add up. For a staff of fifty builders, the period of time spent trying to find solutions/options provides as much as between 333-651 hours of time misplaced per week throughout the complete staff.

On the opposite facet, 46% of all respondents spend greater than half-hour a day answering questions. 32% of individuals managers spend over an hour every day simply answering questions, whereas solely 14% of unbiased contributors spend over an hour answering questions. Once more, this productiveness affect can add up. For a staff of fifty builders, the period of time spent answering questions provides as much as between 278-568 hours of time misplaced per week throughout the complete staff.

Try the complete outcomes from this 12 months’s Developer Survey here. When you’re serious about digging into the information and discovering your personal insights, we’ll be releasing the outcomes dataset later this 12 months. And as we have now performed for some time now, we’ll proceed to run smaller, targeted surveys on all the things from web3 to what makes developers happy at work

Our mission is to empower the world to construct know-how by means of collective data. You all have helped make this survey attainable, and we hope that the outcomes offer you perception into the place the world of software program and know-how is in the present day. Please share the outcomes of this survey and we’ll see you subsequent 12 months. 

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*exercise from Feb 1 by means of April 30 of this 12 months; “common customers” are outlined as those that visited Stack Overflow greater than 5 occasions over the 3-month interval – recurring customers ought to mimic a typical worker who makes an attempt to ask any query from a coworker.

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