Organisations seeking to tool up their developer teams might benefit from trends in programming languages and towards cloud-based applications -- as highlighted in JetBrains' annual worldwide developer survey.
As Anastassiya Sichkarenko, a marketing analyst at JetBrains, explains in a blog post, the JetBrains State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 Report shows that more developers are working with cloud solutions than ever before.
"The usage of cloud versions [by developers] has doubled in the last four years," Sichkarenko says.
Fuelling the trend further, in early 2020 about 70% of developers worked from the office but now 80% work from home, the survey of some 32,000 developers across 183 countries and regions also shows.
Sichkarenko also highlights other findings around developer practice in 2021.
- Fifty-two percent of respondents used Python in the past year, and 49% used Java
- However, Java was more popular than Python as a main language (32% vs 29%)
- Python, TypeScript, Kotlin, SQL, and Go were the fastest growing languages
- More female developers were entering the industry
- Women were more likely than developers overall to be involved in data analysis and machine learning or UX/UI design and research
- Women were less likely to work in infrastructure development and devops, sysadmin or deployment
- Two thirds (66%) of respondents now use video conferencing, up from 43% in the 2020 survey
- Skype has been losing users, compared to Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet