Editorial: What do developers think?
Beyond all hypes, there is another reality: there, where concrete solutions are developed. Some thoughts about the swiss developer survey.
Who are our 968 participants? Where are they from? Where do they live? Where do they work, etc?
How we do tech - Abacus
Businesses using ERP today expect both longevity and innovation. Abacus masters this by combining careful technological planning with substantial creative freedom for its staff.
Here, questions about the type of developer, work experience or educational level are answered. We also ask about participation in open source projects, preferred training modes and much more.
How we do tech - approppo
Even a team of seven can play a role in Switzerland’s digital future. Bern-based approppo is showing this with apps for KPT, parking app SEPP, and Wiserock – a warning system for natural hazards in the Swiss Alps. The secret lies in a smart combination of front- and back-end technologies.
Programming, scripting and markup languages
The survey lists 125 languages - an impressive variety. Whether some of the supplemented languages should be considered as a standard or framework can be discussed. But more important is the insight that developers are not simply interchangeable.
How we do tech - Opacc
Despite the rich pickings on the global tech market, Opacc continues to focus on in-house development. That’s why staff regularly spend time getting their teeth into the relevant technological foundations.
Frameworks, libraries and tools
Virtually no software can be developed without frameworks, libraries and "tools". Those who were already surprised by the 125 languages in the previous section are in for yet another important reality of the coding world. There are thousands of frameworks and libraries.
How we do tech - Adobe
At its Basel research hub, Adobe is focusing its efforts on enhancing its existing Adobe Experience Manager product. This work is progressing against a backdrop of tension between the desire for rapid technological development and the need to make technological decisions with long-lasting ramifications.
This part is going to be exciting for software manufacturers who have long earned good money through database licenses. Maybe those days are over. Maybe open source databases are on the rise. If so, where will this money go? Maybe to operations and the magic cloud?
How we do tech - Adcubum
An ERP product by nature complex. No wonder, then, that insuretech software producer Adcubum, based in St. Gallen, has always been dedicated to mastering the relevant technologies. This is only possible with the right staff.
As with frameworks and libraries, there is a large variety of platforms with very different use cases. This section is about identifying the most used platforms.
How we do tech - Trivadis
Working with customers to turn data into business – that is what Trivadis does. This is supplemented with bespoke solutions and the company’s own products. Their work is driven primarily by intense curiosity, and the team’s passion and drive for inspirational innovation.
Preferences and tools
In addition to the languages in which developers’ program, frameworks they use and databases in which they persist information, there is also each individual working environment. The so-called editor certainly is the central tool, but also important are the operating system running on your own laptop and the websites most often used.
Career Aims + Opportunities
What do developers think about their job? Where do you they seem themselves in five years? What are decisive criteria for the choice of employer and what benefits are the most popular?
Ethics & Technology Trends
Do developers care about ethics? Are they thinking about the consequences of the technologies they develop? What is their opinion on the technical relevance of some of the most common tech hypes?