IDC's Developer Demographics, Communities and Skills service provides deep insights into developer attitudes and preferences for software development tools, languages, and programming models with a focus on 3rd Platform mobile and cloud technologies. This service estimates developer populations across geographies, verticals, technologies and where possible, gender and ethnicity. In addition to programming languages and software development tools, this service covers the technologies behind cloud application platform offerings such as containers, orchestration engines, API design tools, mobile back end as a service (MBaaS), and IoT developer offerings. This research explores paradigm shifts in application platforms and architectures such as the move to microservices and low-code model development platforms. It also provides market shares and forecasts for software development tools markets.
- Developer demographics, population, and product preferences
- Development software as a predictor of future deployment trends
- Cloud and server application platforms and environments
- Mobile and web application development tools and practices
- Programming languages and IDE choices
- Open source software and business models
- Low-code and model-driven application platforms
- Developer toolchains and workflows
- Developer product positioning, marketing, business models, monetization, and pricing models
- Evolution of application architectures (e.g., client/server, SOA, distributed systems, and microservices)
- Developer Population Sizing and Forecasts Across Geographies
- U.S. Developer Sizing Across States, Gender and Ethnicities, and Verticals Industries
- Market Analysis Perspective and Developer Solution SWOT Analyses
- Software Construction Components Usage and Trends
- Development Languages, Environments, and Tools Usage Trends, Market Shares, and Forecast
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
- What are the main developer ecosystems, and how does ecosystem affiliation affect technology choices?
- What developer platforms will drive the evolution of cloud application platforms?
- How will mobile cross-platform application development evolve, and how will the web platform compete with native mobile platforms?
- What languages, tools, and methodologies are developers adopting to increase their productivity?
- What are the new software monetization techniques and strategies, and what are the new business models for developer services?
- What are the architectural shifts taking place in application platforms, and how will they affect software development practices?
- How will legacy applications be evolved or migrated to accommodate new developer trends?
- What will next-generation application deploymnets look like based on current developer trends?
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