Big Data = The Need for Efficiency
The 2020 State of the Developer survey is now open. Take this 5-minute survey to help us better understand the efficiency hurdles Big Data developers face.
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Efficiency is a word that crops up frequently in Big Data zone headlines. If you are working with data you are constantly trying to figure out how to streamline the process of aggregating and organizing the data so you can spend more time analyzing and delivering insights.
So, if you’ve got about five minutes, we’d like to pick your brain. Our second annual State of the Developer survey is open. Take this survey to help us better understand how you like to learn, what your hurdles are to being more productive and what dev-focused companies can do to make the experience better.
Here’s some of the interesting things we learned from our survey of more than 800 developers last year about they believe hinders productivity:
- Two-thirds (66%) suggest that the maintenance of legacy systems and technical debt is the issue.
- Half the group (49%) point to leadership’s prioritization of projects and tasks.
- Forty percent cite a lack of skilled talent.
- And 24% mention “building custom technology.”
- The majority of developers (60%) read blogs for this information. The chart below shares some of the other ways developers like to receive information designed to help them learn about a new feature.
Here are a few other things we learned last year:
- The vast majority of developers like tutorials for learning new skills. But it isn’t the only content form that wins them over. Blog posts (74%), short articles (66%), videos (61%), and books (57%) are popular.
- Many developers also look to white papers and ebooks (46%), Q&A (41%), SDKs (35%), and case studies (30%).
- Our surveyees weren’t as enthusiastic about podcasts (18%), infographics (16%), or social channels (10%). Save those channels for other marketing efforts.
We also discovered what we kind of expected. When you have a technical problem, you like to research and solve it yourself. Three-fourths of those surveyed (77%) say they are self-reliant. Twenty percent seek out developer colleagues whether from their own organization or a developer community. Only 3% turn to technical support at the software vendor.
Let us know how you like to work. We’ve got the ear of some of the biggest dev-focused companies in the world.
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