The Developer Ecosystem 2018: What is driving the programming world

Did you know that in 2018 …?

– The top 3 primary programming languages are Java, JavaScript, and Python.

– One out of five Kotlin developers works in a company of more than 5,000 employees.

– Programmers are moving away from self-hosted and on-premises solutions and embracing major cloud providers.

– Developers are sleeping more hours a day, on average, compared with 2017.

We at JetBrains have revealed these and dozens of other significant facts about developers and technologies after running our annual Developer Ecosystem survey.

To identify what is driving the world of code in 2018, and how these trends compare with 2017, we’ve collected and analyzed the opinions of more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries.

Same as last year, we are now sharing the most interesting findings and insights of 2018. We also applied the same Methodology as we did last year, to make it possible to compare the current results with the Developer Ecosystem 2017.

The State of Developer Ecosystem 2018The Developer Ecosystem 2018 infographics cover even more topics about us developers, including Programming languages (now with Go and Kotlin sections), Development environments, Databases, Team tools, Open source, Cloud technologies, DevOps, and new Fun facts about us developers.

View The State of Developer Ecosystem 2018 Report

The study consisted of 150+ questions, though not all were included in the report. The full results will be shared later when we publish the anonymized raw data. Stay tuned!

Of course, we’ll continue tracking the development trends and will run our Developer Ecosystem survey again in 2019. If you want to be a part of it, join our Survey Panel!

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The Drive to Develop

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JetBrains Developer Recognition Program adds Google Developers Experts and All Products Pack

All active Google Developers Experts, Java Champions, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and ASPInsiders are now eligible to receive a free subscription to JetBrains All Products Pack.

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For years JetBrains has run a number of community support programs that have provided free product licenses to eligible students and instructors, open source projects, user groups, and communities. Through December 2017, nearly 1,000,000 free licenses were given out through support programs (see 2017 Annual Highlights).

Previously all active Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, ASPInsiders, and Java Champions received a complimentary subscription to directly related products. The new JetBrains Developer Recognition Program has been expanded to include Google Developers Experts and will offer a free subscription to JetBrains All Product Pack. Eligible developers will get access to all of our desktop products including IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, ReSharper Ultimate, Rider, GoLand, and our other IDEs.

JetBrains strongly believes in supporting technology experts who are actively involved in sharing their knowledge and passion with the community. Approximately 1,000 developers already take part in JetBrains Developer Recognition Program. Existing members who have received licenses through the program will get an email with instructions on how to upgrade their license. If you did not receive an email or have any questions, please contact community-support@jetbrains.com. Other active members can apply now.

We thank you and appreciate your continued support!

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Educational Products: New Features for Course Creators

JetBrains’ Educational Products now support Java, Kotlin, and Python. Technically, all the educational features are implemented as a special EduTools plugin, so you have a choice of IDEs to use – IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, or PyCharm – in your learning and teaching. One of the major advantages of making a plugin for us as developers is the freedom to share new features. No matter what release stages our IDEs are on, we can update the plugin anytime and let you try all the freshly baked features while they are still hot from the oven.

Last week, we updated the EduTools plugin to version 1.5 and want to tell you about some major features you can now try.

Open a course as an educator
Group lessons into sections
Create tasks with dependent answer placeholders
Write task descriptions, with full IDE support

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JetBrains Security Bulletin 2018 Q1

We have resolved a series of security issues in our products within the first quarter of 2018. Below is a summary of the more important ones, including the description and the version in which they were resolved.

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Educational Products by JetBrains

Back in 2015, when we announced JetBrains’ new brand, we were talking about the drive that identified us as a company and as developers, and united us with our users. We were talking not only about the drive to develop but also about the drive to face new challenges and to make a dent in this world.

Today we’re taking another step to prove our beliefs. Please welcome the free and open source Educational Products by JetBrains.

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Python Developers Survey 2017 Results: Learn about the community

At the very end of 2017, the Python Software Foundation together with JetBrains conducted an official Python Developers Survey. We set out to identify the latest trends and gather insight into how the Python development world looks today. Over 9,500 developers from almost 150 countries participated to help us map out an accurate landscape of the Python community.PythonDevelopersSurvey2017We are super-excited to share the results of the survey with you!

View the results of Python Developers Survey 2017

We hope the survey findings will help all of us better understand the current state of the Python developer community, see the big picture, and answer some potential questions. Find out about the most popular types of Python development, trending frameworks, libraries and tools, additional languages used together with Python, adoption rates of different Python versions, and gain many other insights into the world of Python.

We couldn’t include all the potential findings into the report without bloating it. If you have specific questions that are unanswered, send them to us and we’ll dig into the data for an answer. Or if you want to delve into the data yourself, we’re also sharing the raw survey data, which anyone can use to arrive at their own conclusions and additional findings.

We’ll be glad to learn about your findings! Please share them on twitter or other social media mentioning @jetbrains‏ and @ThePSF with the #pythondevsurvey2017 hashtag. We’re also extremely open to any suggestions and feedback related to this survey so we can run an even better one next time.

Huge thanks to all the participants of the survey and to the amazing team at PSF and JetBrains that worked hard to make this happen!

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Update on SSH Access to GitHub in IntelliJ-based IDEs

GitHub introduced a change last week that drops support for weak cryptographic keys. This has resulted in connectivity issues for some users who are connecting to GitHub using SSH and the built-in client SSH Executable.

To rehash, there are two ways to work with Git and SSH when using any of the IntelliJ-based products:

  • Using Built-in SSH client
  • Using Native SSH client

This setting is configured under Version Control | Git | SSH executable:

It is only when you use the built-in client that this causes issues with the recent changes with GitHub.

This issue has already been fixed for 2018.1 EAP and will be available in the release version. In the meantime, as a workaround, you can switch to using Native support. Please note however that when using this option, if your SSH keys are protected with a passphrase they need to be added at system level. This is usually done by using a tool such as ssh-agent.

We are also backporting the fix to 2017.3 and the EAP for this is already available, with the release version due out in the coming weeks.

To recap, your options right now are:

  • Use 2018.1 EAP
  • Use 2017.3 EAP
  • Switch to use Native as a workaround

We do apologize for not having resolved this issue sooner and will strive to improve.

The JetBrains Team

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Introducing public beta of Datalore – web application for machine learning

Last Monday, February 12, we launched a public beta of Datalore – an intelligent web application for data analysis and visualization in Python.

Today, machine learning is at the heart of many commercial applications and research projects. By introducing Datalore, we’re extending the JetBrains product family to the machine learning-specific environment in Python.

We’re launching this tool inspired by the JetBrains vision – to make development as enjoyable and productive as possible for everyone. Datalore aims to turn working with data into a delightful experience with helpers such as smart coding assistance, incremental computations, and built-in tools for machine learning.

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JetBrains Toolbox 2017.3 adds GoLand IDE to the toolset

Before the end of 2017, the JetBrains Toolbox family of products have been updated for the third time to 2017.3! Every tool has been expanded, polished, and refined in multiple areas, to give you a superior user experience and the biggest productivity gains yet.

And it got another addition to the family — JetBrains GoLand, a new cross-platform GO IDE.
The new IDE extends the IntelliJ platform with coding assistance and tool integrations specific to the Go language. Read more about GoLand and try it!
Note: If you use IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, you can take advantage of GoLand’s functionality inside IntelliJ IDEA via this plugin.

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As to the other changes, we’ll start with WebStorm and DataGrip as they empower the other IntelliJ Platform IDEs with features for web development and database development.

WebStorm improves JavaScript code completion, and documentation for standard objects and methods, and adds a new ‘Pull member up’ refactoring. TypeScript developers can now use ‘Extract type’ and ‘Extract interface’ refactorings. Vue.js support has been improved, plus there is a collection of special code snippets added for Vue. Other improvements include a better watch mode and code coverage reports for Jest, and a new REST Client to test the APIs right from the editor.

DataGrip is packed with improvements that are also available in the other JetBrains Toolbox IDEs. The changes include new features in the Database tree view such as Group data sources and others. The Data editor can paste data in a DSV format and compare cells in Diff viewer; there is a new SQL generator, better JOIN statement completion, convenient execution of script files and queries, plus enhancements in SSH.
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Take part in our new Developer Ecosystem Survey 2018


Update (June 7th): We have published the report. Check it out!


We love getting the real opinions of developers at JetBrains, be it the users of our products or not. This is the world we are a part of; we like to hear what you think so we can make sure the products we have fully serve the people that they are made for.

But still, it is not always possible to represent everyone’s input into the system. We all contribute in some way, by keeping languages from extinction, and helping others build in popularity; you are an important factor in our continuous evolution.
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To get a better look at this complex ecosystem, we continue to run: Developer Ecosystem Survey.

A lot has changed over the last year, and we need to ask you for your help putting together the pieces, and to see how the developer ecosystem is evolving. Our goal is to involve as many developers as possible, from as many regions as we can (the survey is available in 7 languages). We want to include any developers, no matter what IDE or editor they use or programming language they prefer, and get an accurate real representation of the diversity everyone’s contribution has to this thriving community.

So, let your voice be heard! Complete our survey for the chance to win some special prizes.

Please make sure to share this with your friends and colleagues; we would like everyone to have a chance to contribute.

The survey should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete.

The JetBrains Research Team

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