Jan 23, 2019 - Suri Patel    

The 2019 Global Developer Survey is now open! Share your thoughts to shape the industry.

What do you need in order to thrive? From fewer delays in the development process to early detection of security vulnerabilities, we want to identify what you need to move ideas into action.

Take the survey

As software professionals, you are the creators, builders, researchers, and problem solvers of technology, and your opinions should be the pulse of the industry. We passionately believe that everyone can contribute, so we created the Global Developer Survey as a way to help you influence the way you, your team, and your managers code, test, and deploy. By voicing your thoughts in the Developer Survey, you can shape a solution-focused approach to industry-wide challenges. We hope that, together, we can drive industry dialogue around the needs of today’s software professionals, sparking a movement to remove roadblocks and focus on helping teams thrive.

We'll examine the findings from the Developer Survey and provide a summary and analysis in the Developer Report, which will be published in May. This comprehensive report dissects cross-functional relationships and offers insights into successful practices, problem areas, and potential solutions. In our previous reports, we explored what teams need in order to do their best work. This year, we want to uncover what software professionals need in order to rapidly innovate. Whether you need more accurate estimates on planning features, a decrease in development process delays, or early detection of security vulnerabilities, we want to identify your needs. Learn more and share on Twitter.

How the survey works

The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete and includes approximately 45 questions. The survey is anonymous, and the data and results will be reviewed in aggregate. We’re covering a large range of topics this year, including delays in the development lifecycle, planning features, and security analysis.

To ensure that the Developer Survey asks the right questions to elicit strong findings, the UX research team collaborated on the survey, and we tested the questions with the GitLab engineering team to gather feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The survey is open to anyone involved in software engineering – from developers and engineers and security professionals to DevOps managers and IT executives. If you're involved in software engineering, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Swag and iPad Pro giveaway

We’re so grateful that you’re partnering with us to learn about the industry, so we’re giving away five GitLab messenger bags and one iPad Pro! Each week, we’ll randomly select one respondent to receive a messenger bag. To enter to win the iPad Pro, please take the survey, share the survey on social, and send a link to your public post to giveaways@gitlab.com. We’ll randomly select a winner when the survey closes. Good luck! We hope you win. 😃

Frequently asked questions

What is the Global Developer Survey?

The Developer Survey is an anonymous questionnaire that gathers insights from software professionals to reflect the growing needs and viewpoints of the industry.

What is the Global Developer Report?

The Global Developer Report is a summary and analysis of the findings gathered in the Developer Survey. It dissects cross-functional relationships and offers insights into successful practices, problem areas, and potential solutions.

What is GitLab’s role?

While the Developer Report is published by GitLab, it’s not about GitLab. As software professionals, your words have the power to shape the industry, inform leadership, and set trends, and your thoughts drive the survey. GitLab only wants to help you amplify your voices.

When does the survey open/close?

The survey opened on Jan. 23 at 8am PT and closes on Feb. 27 at 11:59pm PT.

How do I win a prize?

To enter to win a messenger bag, please complete the survey and enter your email address. To enter to win the iPad Pro, please take the survey and enter your email address, share the survey on social, and send a link to your public post to giveaways@gitlab.com.

Take the survey

You must complete the survey and provide an email address to be eligible to win a prize. Your privacy is important to us, so email addresses will only be used for the giveaway draw and will not be saved. Please read the official sweepstake rules here.

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