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.

Read the full July 2021 report, or sign up to join the sixth annual survey in 2022, via JetBrains' website, here.

Sichkarenko also highlights other findings around developer practice in 2021.

  • JavaScript was the most popular language, with 69% of respondents using JavaScript in the last 12 months and 39% naming it their primary programming language.
  • 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

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