Stack Overflow releases a survey of the developer community every year. This is the 12th annual survey, and I’m very excited at the changes and improvements that have gone into it.

Who is a “Developer”?

There’s often gatekeeping around who is a developer or what makes a “real developer.” Stack Overflow makes it easy: a developer is someone who has written code.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey - what is a developer?

So, if you’ve written ANY code…​

    • Used one of the many Couchbase SDKs? You’re a developer for sure.
    • Queried using SQL++? Copy/pasted into Query Workbench? You’re a developer.
    • Tried out the Couchbase Playground? You’re a developer.
    • 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!

Take the Stack Overflow survey!

The Stack Overflow developer survey is very influential and helps everyone understand the developer community better.

You have a chance to make your voice heard!

Take the survey right now.

Stack overflow developer survey for database environments

It’s not very long, maybe 10 minutes. You don’t need a Stack Overflow account to participate (but since you’re a developer, you should create a StackOverflow account eventually).


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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