Topic: survey

Report: Developers want clear role requirements

Employers that want to keep their developers happy should make sure they’re clear about the details and requirements of a position. HackerRank released its 2019 Developer Skills Report, which found 68 percent of developers say nothing irks them more than being unsure of what is expected of them. “Hiring and retaining skilled developers is critical … continue reading

Report: Rust productivity still poses a challenge

While users are quickly being more productive with the Rust programming language, there is still noticeable struggle for others to get up and running. The Rust programming language team released its third annual survey, which found it takes many users a year of less to get the swing of things and maintain productivity in Rust, … continue reading

Report: Developers are not clear on how to get involved in the open-source community

After 20 years, the open-source community is stronger than ever. However, a recent report found developers wish they had more time and know-how to contribute to open-source projects. According the report, respondents don’t quite know where to begin and start to question their skills and time. Additionally, developers say they are either too intimidated to … continue reading

Report: Developers are struggling with open source

Developers say that replicating environments and maintaining proper information about the quality of open-source software packages are the two biggest difficulties they face in incorporating new languages and open-source into their development pipeline, according to ActiveState’s Developer Survey 2018 – Open Source Runtime Pains report, released today. The survey of 1,407 respondents from 92 countries, … continue reading

Report finds five best practices for successful DevOps initiatives

A newly released report found that there are five practices that elevate the most successful DevOps initiatives above others. Forrester released the findings of its Tricentis-commissioned “The Definitive Software Quality Metrics For Agile+DevOps: Measuring The Risk Of A Release Candidate” report earlier this week These practices are: An emphasis on testing, with proper spending and … continue reading

Report: Containers are growing while serverless computing is misunderstood

Serverless computing is a misunderstood technology. A recent report from cloud computing company DigitalOcean found half of developers don’t have a clear understanding of what serverless is. The June 2018 “Currents” report on trends among cloud developers also found rapid acceleration in container adoption; growth opportunities and salary rank as most important among developers in … continue reading

Report: Node.js sees strong growth in cloud applications

The community-led Node.js Foundation, which maintains and organizes development of the Node.js JavaScript runtime environment, released the findings of its Node.js User Survey Report today. According to the survey, containers and cloud-native applications are on the rise with 58 percent of surveyed developers using Node.js to develop for Kubernetes and Docker, up from 45 percent … continue reading

Survey finds frequent critical vulnerabilities in serverless open-source applications

Open-source libraries reliant on serverless architecture frequently skimp on essential security measures, according to serverless security runtime environment provider PureSec’s Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures 2018 report. The analysis found critical vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that “could allow attackers to manipulate the application and perform various malicious actions” in 21 percent of 1,000 … continue reading

DigitalOcean finds majority of developers aren’t using AI or CD

Despite the benefits artificial intelligence brings to the lifecycle, not a lot of developers are taking advantage of it. A newly released report from DigitalOcean found only 17 percent of respondents worked with artificial intelligence or machine learning in 2017. However, 73 percent of those not using AI, plan to at least learn more about … continue reading

NodeSource survey reveals developers are slacking on security

A survey released today by NodeSource, developers of Node.js, and Sqreen, a SaaS security solution, found that while developers are fully aware of security risks associated with operating in the open Internet, they’re lax in implementing tools for threat detection and mitigation. The survey, which looked at responses from nearly 300 Node.js users — CTOs, … continue reading

Visier survey highlights ageism in tech hiring practices

Employee management platform developer Visier published “Visier Insights Report: The Truth About Ageism in the Tech Industry” earlier this week, which revealed a trend of hiring young despite data suggesting that older employees outperform. The report, based on 330,000 employees from 43 large U.S. enterprises, found that systemic ageism in tech hiring practices has led … continue reading

LogiGear survey finds key challenges facing test automation implementation

Software testing solutions provider LogiGear released the results of their third test automation industry survey today, focused on the skills, tools, benefits and difficulties of test automation. According to LogiGear’s findings, the biggest issue that developers face when dealing with test automation software is management’s lack of understanding what is required to have an effective … continue reading

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