Thursday, 3 November 2016

Latest Survey on Open Source Development Tools by GitLab

GitLab published a latest survey report on how developers work with a focus on development tools. Now a day developers prefer open source for either for work or personal projects. 98 percent of developer says they uses open source tools and 75 percent says that they use at least half of their tools are open source.
GitLab is free and open source distributed version control system. This survey was conducted by GitLab which provides Git repository management, code review, issue tracking, activity feed and wikis.
The latest development tools is a major concern of developers 81 percent of respondents said it's critical for organizations to use the latest development tools, and 36 percent said they would reject a job if the employer doesn't use the latest tools. Furthermore, almost all (91 percent) of coders said they use the same dev tools for work and personal projects.
Developers reported great freedom in choosing their own tools (44 percent of respondents affirmed this), with senior leadership choosing the tools that their teams must use less than 20 percent of the time. If execs do pick the tools to be used, 11 percent of respondents said they still use whatever they want.
GitLab summed up those findings and others in a top 10 list of key takeaways:
  • Developers are tired of outdated systems and crave modern tools.
  • Open source tools are the most preferred.
  • Git is ranked the most important development tool.
  • The age of process-driven methodologies is ending.
  • Collaboration is critical to developer workflows.
  • Continuous integration is integral to everyday work.
  • Security remains a major concern -- innersourcing helps.
  • Learning curve is the biggest challenge when it comes to adopting Git.
  • Pressure to meet a deadline is the top reason code is released before it’s ready.
  • Unclear direction and unrealistic deadlines are the biggest obstacles to getting work done.
The GitLab surveyed 362 start-up and enterprise CTOs, developers and DevOps professionals globally who use their platform from July 6 through July 27 via SurveyMonkey.

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