Global Developer Report

As a software professional, you are an innovator, problem solver, researcher, and creative. Your job is to take big ideas and make them a reality. With the right support, the possibilities are endless. When you're empowered to create, your creativity can flourish.

To help you get there faster, every year we share your thoughts to drive industry dialogue around the needs of today’s software professionals, sparking a movement to remove roadblocks and focus on helping teams thrive. Designed to encourage conversation and collaboration, the Developer Report dissects cross-functional relationships and offers insights into successful practices, problem areas, and potential solutions.


In 2018, we heard from more than 5,000 software developers, architects, IT managers, and executives from around the world to uncover the impact of workplace culture, workflow, and tooling on the needs, preferences, and satisfaction of today’s developer.

2018 Global Developer Report

2018 Global Developer Survey - all data


In 2016, we learned that the type of tools developers use is more important than ever. With distributed version control systems and open source tools leading the charge, it’s obvious that there is an overwhelming desire for a more open and collaborative approach to software development.

2016 Global Developer Report