How do Developers and Architects Like to Learn and Stay Efficient? Take our Survey!

DZone 's Guide to

How do Developers and Architects Like to Learn and Stay Efficient? Take our Survey!

The 2020 State of the Developer survey is now open. Take this 5-minute survey to help us better understand the efficiency hurdles database developers face.

· Database Zone ·
Free Resource

Database technologies change, and so do the ways developers and architects like to learn about and work with them.  We’re tracking that in our State of the Developer survey. It’s open and we’d like you to take a few minutes to complete it.

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 survey respondents 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.

Is that still true today? Take our survey to help us understand.

Take the survey.  

database ,developer productivity

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}