Stack Overflow, the online hangout of choice for programmers, just released its annual developer survey. It’s the absolute best look into the state of the software industry you can find anywhere.
This year, over 64,000 programmers from around the globe participated in the survey, up from 56,033 last year. The Stack Overflow survey covers every conceivable topic, from trendy technologies to demographics.
Here are some key results from the survey:
Beyond just technology, the Stack Overflow developer survey also reveals the lack of diversity among the programmers who work in the industry.
For instance, according to the study, women account for 7.6% of survey respondents globally. Women are “proportionately more represented” among data scientists, mobile and web developers, quality assurance engineers, and graphic designers than in other roles.
Finally, the study finds that 74.4% of programmers identify as white, followed by South Asian and Latino/Latina.
We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the data coming from the Stack Overflow report over the next few days, so stay tuned.