This year’s JetBrains State of the Developer Ecosystem survey shows that respondents are quite happy with their current position, with only a quarter of respondents feeling neutral or negative about their position. The lifestyle section of the 2023 survey reveals that respondents are serious about learning intentionally and informally throughout their workday.
How developers love to learn
Survey responses also show that a majority of developers (67%) enjoy learning through documentation and APIs. This is no surprise, since 75% of respondents said they stopped taking courses or programs before completing them, with 46% citing lack of time and 39% saying the course wasn’t interesting enough . These statistics may indicate that programmers like to master the basics through traditional means before looking for use cases similar to their project goals.
When viewing IT-focused articles online, 62% of respondents find tutorials useful for their work, followed by news (55%) and trends (54%). Developers tend to access IT news on social media (50%), IT-focused websites (48%), and YouTube (45%) where experts and practitioners tend to provide great insight. part of the content. Among social sites, respondents reported actively using accounts on GitHub (76%), X (Twitter, 48%), LinkedIn (48%), and StackOverflow (47%). With the possible exception of X, each of these platforms is directly linked to professional development and learning. Developers are looking for professional content that makes them better at their jobs, ready to find the next thing, and prepared for the next big thing.