In the nearly fifteen years since Amazon AWS cracked open the cloud market by releasing S3 – and changed the world by doing so – there has been huge growth in the variety of cloud solutions available for developers to use. We examine the different reasons that developers give for adopting or rejecting cloud technologies. The findings shared in this post are based on the Developer Economics survey 19th edition which ran during June-August 2020 and reached more than 17,000 developers in 159 countries.
Open-source software (OSS) is used by 92% of developers, so what exactly do they value in it? We find that developers value OSS’s ability to supersede any single contributor and live on almost eternally. We highlight some uncertainty around OSS’s future by showing trends from geographic regions and sectors.
Working and performing during a pandemic is an experience that will undoubtedly leave deep marks behind, both financially and psychologically speaking. We asked developers which to technical and non-technical needs the pandemic has created for their own development activities. 73% of developers reported having additional needs due to COVID-19. 7.2 million developers expressed their need for flexible working hours/workload.