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Overview

As the largest, most trusted online developer community, more than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month. Each year, we survey the programming community on topics ranging from their opinions on ads to their thoughts on artificial intelligence.

This year, over 100,000 respondents from around the world participated, making it the world’s largest and most comprehensive developer survey. Discover everything you need to know about developers with The State of Developer Engagement 2018.

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What's Inside?

The State of Developer Engagement 2018 covers everything you need to know about developers, including basic demographics, favorite technologies, opinions on advertisements, and more. 

Demographics

Demographics

  • Age gender
  • Location
  • Job Titles

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Education

Advertising

  • Ad-blockers
  • Opinions on ads
  • Ad priorities

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Work

Work

  • Industry
  • Company size
  • Hackathons

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Technology

Technology

  • Favorite programming languages
  • Popular frameworks & libraries
  • Most dreaded databases

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Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow

  • Frequency of visitors
  • Amount of participation
  • Feelings on Stack Overflow

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Demographics

Developers all over the world are writing the script for the future. Here's what they look like. 

  • Almost 60% of developers identify as Back-End Developers.
  • About 20% of our respondents live in the United States.  
  • About 3/4ths of professional developers are younger than 35.

 

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Advertising

Advertising

See what developers think about ads. 

  • 71% of developers have disabled an ad-blocker in the past month. small tweet icon.png
  • 33% of developers said that free trials is the least important part of an ad.

 

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Work

Every company needs to hire developers. 

  • Web development or design was the most common industry for professional developers to work in.
  • 43% of developers work for a company that has between 20 and 500 employees. 
  • 76% of developers participate in hackathons because they "find it enjoyable."

 

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Technology

Technology makes the world go ‘round. Here’s what developers like to use, want to use, and dread to use.

  • MySQL and SQL Server are the most commonly used databases. 
  • Almost 90% of developers check in their code via Git.
  • JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language.

 

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Stack Overflow

How developers use and describe the world’s largest programming community.

  • Over 50% of respondents visit Stack Overflow at least once a day. 

 

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