Software Engineering Trends 2020 - Jetbrains review

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Developer Ecosystem State in 2020

The following report combinedly represents the results of the fourth yearly Developer Ecosystem Survey directed by JetBrains. Data from 19,696 designers' work patterns were studied at the start of 2020. This helped them distinguish the most recent patterns around frameworks, programming dialects, and numerous other innovative aspects of the world of development.

 

The Takeaways

The key takeaways from the survey conducted by JetBrains are as follows:

 

  • Java – Most used ‘primary’ language.
  • JavaScript – Generally the most used language.
  • Websites - The most popular application that programmers work on.
  • Backend of Websites - The most popular platform that developers work on.
  • Python, Go, and Kotlin – The main languages that developers want to move to.
  • Python – Now above Java as the most used language in the last 12 months. Python is also the language that is studied the most.

 

Some Key Statistics

The following are some key statistics of the programming world.

 

 Developers were asked what their primary programming languages of choice were. 

The users of some popular languages were asked whether or not they would shift to any other language in the future.

  

 

 

The most used Operating Systems for setting up development environments.


 

 

Developers were asked their preferred platforms or fields of development.

 

 


 

Developers were asked about their preference in areas of development.

 

 

On being asked whether they contribute to open source projects, this is what the developers had to say.

 

 

Mobile Development

Native tools are still the most well-known answer for development in the mobile community. They are utilized by 66% of mobile designers. Also, half of the mobile designers utilize cross-stage advancements or frameworks. Among these systems, React Native is as yet the most mainstream and is utilized by 42% of the software engineers.

 

So, which cross-platform frameworks do mobile developers use?

 

It is noteworthy that Flutter’s fame has expanded throughout the most recent year, as its shares have developed by 9%. In a similar period, the shares of Cordova, Xamarin, and Ionic have declined by about 10% each.

 On being asked about the components of a mobile app that are being developed, these were the developer’s preferences

  

Big Data Analytics

This section consists of the surveys conducted on Data Analysts or Engineers, or Scientists.

A key takeaway in this section is that a lot of them don’t even require a specific tool to get their work done.

 

 

 

Data Scientists were asked about the data visualization software’s of their preference.

 

 

 

Last Word

Statistical surveys do a lot more than just portray trends. They are stepping stones and act as an insight into the future. Technological surveys like these help us fathom the needs and requirements for engineers in the future and help us chalk out a path career and market-wise.

 

Contact Jess@humand.co.uk to chat about the latest trends in Software Engineering!

 

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The Developer Ecosystem State in 2020

The following report combinedly represents the results of the fourth yearly Developer Ecosystem Survey directed by JetBrains. Data from 19,696 designers' work patterns were studied at the start of 2020. This helped them distinguish the most recent patterns around frameworks, programming dialects, and numerous other innovative aspects of the world of development.

 

The Takeaways

The key takeaways from the survey conducted by JetBrains are as follows:

 

  • Java – Most used ‘primary’ language.
  • JavaScript – Generally the most used language.
  • Websites - The most popular application that programmers work on.
  • Backend of Websites - The most popular platform that developers work on.
  • Python, Go, and Kotlin – The main languages that developers want to move to.
  • Python – Now above Java as the most used language in the last 12 months. Python is also the language that is studied the most.

 

Some Key Statistics

The following are some key statistics of the programming world.

 

 Developers were asked what their primary programming languages of choice were. 

The users of some popular languages were asked whether or not they would shift to any other language in the future.

  

 

 

The most used Operating Systems for setting up development environments.


 

 

Developers were asked their preferred platforms or fields of development.

 

 


 

Developers were asked about their preference in areas of development.