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results 2021

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.

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Basic Information


Who are our 888 participants in 2021? Where are they from? Where do they live? Where do they work, etc?

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Insights, findings & excerpts

Even though the 21/22 period sometimes felt like one never-ending year, there were interesting developments. These include "non-trends," i.e., lack of change when it was expected: For example, on the topic of public cloud (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) - contrary to the media hype, changes here were limited.

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Developer Profile

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.

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How we do tech - Ergon

Ergon's augmented reality (AR) solution allows 3D data to be superimposed on live camera images via smartphone or tablet. This makes it immediately clear whether plans and reality match.

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Programming, scripting and markup languages

Once again, we have 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.

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How we do tech - adesso

With "adopre" adesso launches a solution for the logistics market: Within hours weekly schedules for hundreds of trips can be created.

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Frameworks, libraries and tools

The right choice of framework is just as relevant for the success of a solution and the satisfaction of the developers as it is for the programming languages. By choosing the right framework, sometimes even a less popular language can be upgraded and the work becomes fun again.

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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 latest wave. Due to the ongoing urgency of the Corona pandemic, these findings were pre-released in December 2021.

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Databases

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?

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Platforms

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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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