As everyone probably knows by now, we recently announced the findings of our annual survey of developers, architects, and managers. We were fortunate to have more than 2,500 responses to this year’s survey. If you missed it, you can find the details in the press release.
Many of you have requested access to the individual graphics we produced for the findings so you can link to and share individual slides. Here are the survey results:
We put together a slick little gallery where you can access and share any of the individual images.
I’m pleased to share the results of this year’s Sonatype Open Source Software Development Survey. We were blown away by the level of participation — more than 2,550 of you took the survey.
Thank you to all of you who contributed your thoughts about your tooling, the components you use, and your organizations’ open source policies (and how you feel about them). There results are extremely interesting.
Take a look for yourself (best viewed in ‘full screen’ mode), let us know what you think, and share with your friends and colleagues.
For those of you who would prefer our survey results as a PDF, here they are: Sonatype Survey Findings
Last month we launched a new product, Sonatype Insight, to help companies make better use of open source components in application development.
A lot of our long time followers and Nexus users have asked us a simple question: Why? The short answer is because our customers and our community told us to. They said they needed better information to make better decisions about the open source components they’re using. They said they needed to meet management requirements, but weren’t interested in extra bureaucracy.
Want to see the full story? Check out this cool new Prezi (zooming presentation) we put together.
The results are in, and we’re taking note of some interesting trends. If you participated in the survey, or if your just interested in this snapshot of the development infrastructure landscape, take a look at the results of our survey, or read some of the highlights in the following post.
- There is broad support for Maven with a clear majority of you (90%) either using Maven or are planning to use Maven
- 83% of you use a continuous integration server, and within that majority 72% of you use Hudson. Hudson is the clear winner among continuous integration servers
- Even though continuous integration adoption is widespread, about 70% of survey respondents report that “Not Knowing a Build Has Broken, or Why” is a problem that affects productivity
- Most of the respondents are developers and architects, with only 6% of the respondents calling themselves “Build Engineers”
- Excluding managers and team leads from the stats, roughly 76% of you are technical, hands-on users of Maven, Nexus, and our other products
- One quarter of you work for organizations with more than 500 developers, and a little more than a third work for companies with between 1 and 25 developers. (This suggests that Maven can be used in both environments: to support small nimble project teams and to support the largest, internet-scale engineering efforts out there)