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Developers are using AI
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Developers are using AI


Developers are using AI

Friday, June 7, 2024

Richard Harris Richard Harris

SlashData’s 26th Developer Nation survey, involving over 10,000 respondents from 135 countries, reveals key trends in the developer landscape for 2024. The reports focus on AI tool usage, with 59% of developers integrating AI into their workflows, and programming language community sizes, highlighting JavaScript's 4M user growth in the past year.

SlashData’s Developer Nation survey is a research program on mobile, desktop, industrial IoT, consumer electronics, embedded, third-party app ecosystems, cloud, web, game, AR/VR, and machine learning developers, as well as data scientists, tracking developers’ experiences across platforms, technologies, programming languages, app and API categories, revenue models, segments, and regions.

The 26th edition of the Developer Nation survey reached more than 10,000 respondents from 135 countries around the world.

Developers are using AI: Developer research report reveals 59% of developers use AI tools for work

Now the results are starting to show. SlashData announces the first 2 of the 6-report series that are becoming publicly available to the world, showcasing and diving into key developer trends for Q1 2024 and beyond.

Each report focuses on a specific topic. All reports published under the State of the Developer Nation will be accessible under the freshly launched SlashData Research Space, free to access, view, and download.

How developers interact with AI technologies

How developers interact with AI technologies

Has AI taken over the world? Not yet. However, it has achieved to both take over all our discussions about the future and have 59% of developers use AI tools in their development workflows.

This report investigates the current landscape of developers' work with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and how this impacts their careers. We start by looking at the ways in which developers work with machine learning (ML)/AI models, tools, APIs, and services and highlight the key differences between professional and amateur developers

Following this, we focus on professional developers and explore the correlation between working with AI and self-perceived promotion opportunities at their current jobs. Finally, we take a closer look at the developers who are the most likely to express intent of quitting or changing jobs in the next 12 months.

"59% of developers use AI tools to help them with their work"

To understand the current landscape, we asked developers about the ways in which they work with ML/AI models, tools, APIs, or services. We find that 71% of all developers are actively working with AI in one way or another. workflows, where using chatbots for answers to coding questions (42% of all developers) is the most popular direction.

Sizing programming language communities

Sizing programming language communities

Which programming language has the biggest language community? It’s been a non-contest for a while for JavaScript, but it’s always fun to see how the community size has changed.

The choice of programming language can greatly influence the roles, projects, and general opportunities that a developer has. Languages are a classic subject of debate and represent the foundation of some of the strongest developer communities. Tracking language use is not just for developers, however; languages and their communities' matter to tool makers too, as they want to ensure they provide the most useful SDKs.

In this report, we provide estimates of the number of software developers using various important programming languages, across the globe and all kinds of programmers. We also explore the effect that coding experience has on the adoption of each language.

"The JavaScript community grew by 4M users in the last 12 months"

Recent reports from SlashData

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