Most developers now spend less than half their work day programming
Developers are spending even less time on programming this year, and nearly two –thirds are still struggling with managing dependencies when it comes to open source languages.
Those are among the findings of ActiveState’s “2019 Developer Survey: Open Source Runtimes.” The second annual survey includes responses from 1,250 developers in 88 countries, the majority (65 percent) of whom identify as professional software developers.
Among the key findings of this year’s survey:
Developers are still wasting time on retrofitting languages to comply with enterprise criteria.
Enterprise IT departments lack visibility into new security threats and struggle to track code in production for required updates, patches and new vulnerabilities.
Popularity and satisfaction aren’t always connected when it comes to open source languages.
“Open source languages drive innovation, but developers struggle with managing dependencies and adding new languages securely and efficiently,” explained Bart Copeland, chief executive officer at ActiveState. “We hope that by identifying the pain points developers face, better methods and solutions can be found so developers can get back to programming.”