In findings, PostgreSQL surpassed MySQL as the most commonly used database, Amazon Web Services (AWS) remained the most-used cloud platform, far ahead of second-place and third-place finishers Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
Results of the survey were published in a report on June 13. Elsewhere in the report:
- Node.js and React were the two most commonly used web technologies. Phoenix was the most admired web framework and technology, based on the number of developers who would choose to work with it again.
- The top-paying technology was Zig, which carried a median yearly salary of $103,611.
- Docker was the most commonly used tool in the “other tools” category, which included tools outside of the web frameworks and technologies and the other frameworks and libraries categories. NPM was second.
- In two new sections this year, the most-used AI developer tools were GitHub Copilot and, in a distant second place, Tabnine, while the top selections for AI search tools was ChatGPT, followed by Bing AI. Nearly 70% of all respondents were already using or were planning to use AI tools in their development processes this year.
- Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code remains the preferred IDE, used regularly by 74% of all respondents, followed by the company’s Visual Studio and JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA.
- Windows was the most popular operating system for developers, across both personal and professional use. Following Windows were MacOS and Ubuntu Linux.
- Atlassian’s Jira and Confluence were the top two asynchronous tools.
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