It’s that time of year again: the Stack Overflow Developer Survey is open. This year has an increased emphasis on AI and ML. Check out the Stack Overflow blog for more details.

Who is a “Developer”?

A developer is someone who has written code. You don’t need to have “developer” or “engineer” or “programmer” in your job title. In marketing and wrote SQL++ queries to power a dashboard? In sales and wrote some Python to parse SalesForce data? You’re a developer!

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    • Used one of the many Couchbase SDKs? You’re a developer for sure.
    • A SQL++ query? Copy/pasted into Query Workbench? You’re a developer.
    • Tried out the Couchbase Playground? You’re a developer.
    • Started a free trial of Capella? You’re a coder.
    • Wrote some HTML for WordPress? Modified an email template? You’re a developer.
    • Are you in the 6th grade and you created something in Scratch? You’re a developer!

Why Take the Survey?

Why should you give up a few minutes of your time to take this survey?

Share your experiences: The survey gives you the opportunity to share your experiences as a developer and provide valuable feedback to the community.

Influence the industry: The survey results are highly influential and help shape the future of software development.

Stay up-to-date: By taking the survey, you can stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

Connect with the community: The survey helps to build a sense of community among developers, and your participation can help strengthen that community.

It’s quick and easy: The survey takes only around 10 minutes to complete and doesn’t require a Stack Overflow account to participate.

Take the survey right now

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Share the Survey With Your Team

Don’t keep the Stack Overflow Developer Survey all to yourself!

Encourage your teams and colleagues to participate in the survey too. By sharing the survey with your network, you’ll help make the results more representative and valuable for the entire developer community. Plus, the more responses they receive, the better insights we can gather and share with the world. So spread the word and let’s work together to create a better future for software development!

Reminder: the survey is totally anonymous, and no PII is collected.

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post about the Stack Overflow Developer Survey. This is an important survey that helps shape the future of software development. By reading this post and sharing the survey with your network, you are contributing to the growth and evolution of the developer community. Thank you for being a part of the developer community.


Posted by Matthew Groves

Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn't matter if it's C#, jQuery, or PHP: he'll submit pull requests for anything. He has been coding professionally ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent's pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works as a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Couchbase. His free time is spent with his family, watching the Reds, and getting involved in the developer community. He is the author of AOP in .NET, Pro Microservices in .NET, a Pluralsight author, and a Microsoft MVP.

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