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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 1030 participants (+ 6.5 percent) in 2020? Where are they from? Where do they live? Where do they work, etc?
Insights, findings & excerpts
Covid-19 not only brought the home office, but also a strong digitalization push towards the cloud. This is also shown by the trends in the technologies used - PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Terraform and many more.
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 - Die Post
Swiss Post launches smart ordering tool: This new service allows domestic customers to order services via an OID pen with a LoRaWAN connection. The mail carrier then takes care of everything the next day.
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 - AdNovum
At AdNovum, choosing the right employees is just as important as investing in the right new technologies to fit the company’s strategy. When both have been chosen well, you’ve laid fertile ground for cutting-edge solutions.
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.
Covid-19 Impact in IT
How have Swiss IT companies responded to the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic, and how do developers assess the further impact? As the survey took place from mid-September to mid-October - it reflects experiences and assessments prior to the strong surge of the second wave. Due to the ongoing urgency of the Corona pandemic, these findings were pre-released in December.
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?
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.
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?