Developer Insights Report 2015

Download the Application Developers Alliance Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of Today's Developer to uncover a valuable analysis of the changing nature of the software development industry, what developers are working on, working with, and what they need to succeed.

The report, produced in partnership with IDC, is based on an extensive global survey of more than 850 software developers from 50 countries working across industries, platforms, and technologies.

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Today'sprogrammer

Today’s Polyglot Programmer: 88 percent of developers report using more than one programming language in the last year, with 18 percent using more than 5 languages.

Whysoftwareprojectsfail

Why Software Projects Fail: The reason developers most cited for failure was changing or poorly documented requirements (48 percent), followed by a lack of funding and resources (40 percent).

years of exp

Increased Female Participation: Among the newer developers (1-5 years) nearly 30% are female, and 42% of the very newest developers are female.


The Application Developers Alliance is a non-profit global membership organization that supports developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The Alliance promotes the continued growth of the industry and advocates on behalf of their members on public policy and industry issues.  Membership includes a global network of more than 50,000 developers with diverse skills, expertise, and interests; and hundreds of companies that depend on and work with developers.

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