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The tools vendor has released the results of their sixth annual survey on the landscape of the developer community.

Each year, JetBrains conducts their Developer Ecosystem Survey to deliver an overview of the trends and complexion of the development world. The 2022 survey report was created from responses from 29,269 developers around the world who participated in the study between May 2022 and July 2022. The report covers a wide range of topics including programming languages, tools, technologies, demographics, and even developer lifestyles.

Key Take-aways

The report shows that 65% of developers use JavaScript, the most popular programming language, in some way. It is also the most popular primary language. TypeScript’s share has almost tripled in the past 6 years, from 12% in 2017 to 34% in 2022.

The share of Python has now begun to grow steadily, reaching a share of 55% at present. Indeed, Python is now the second most used language after JavaScript. That said, Python is growing as a major programming language and is catching up to JavaScript. There is only a 1 percentage point gap between them, with Python at 32% and JavaScript at 33%.

Respondents were asked what programming languages they hope to learn, and it turns out there is strong interest in Go (12 percent ), Rust (11 percent ) and Kotlin (8 percent ).

A personal profile of the developers themselves

In addition, JetBrains notes that 91% of its respondents were male. The survey found that developers care about their mental health, with around 44 percent claiming to be actively interested in the topic and applying techniques to maintain it. Despite this, 73% say they have experienced burnout, according to the survey. Developer advocates were the most likely to suffer from burnout (83%), followed by database administrators (80 %).

The survey shows 50% of developers use remote collaboration, up from 30% a year ago. In addition, the most commonly used tool for remote work is the video call and screen share, rather than tools integrated with an IDE.