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Java Developers: We Want to Hear From You!

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Java Developers: We Want to Hear From You!

Take this quick survey to help us better understand how you learn, what your productivity hurdles are and what companies can do to improve the developer experience.

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If you are scrolling through this zone, we know you like to lap up new information and learnings.

With that in mind, we’d like to pick your brains for a few minutes.

Our second annual State of the Developer survey is open. Take this 5-minute survey to help us better understand how you like to learn, what your productivity and efficiency hurdles are and what companies can do to improve the developer experience.

Here are a few other things we learned last year about how developers like to learn: 

  • 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.

Here’s some of the interesting things we learned from our survey about what developers think hinders productivity:

  • Two-thirds (66%) suggest that 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.

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.  

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