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State of the Developer Nation 23rd edition: the fall of web frameworks, coding languages, blockchain

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the beginning of the “Merry” season but also the time when new insights from the world of developers come to everyone’s house (magic may or may not be involved)!


Stay up to date with the 23rd edition of the State of the Developer Nation report and get the insights you would only pick up by slashing through data with your own two hands.

Our 23rd Developer Nation global survey reached more than 26,000 developers in 160+ countries and its findings are bundled in a free “State of the Developer Nation” report.

This research report delves into key developer trends for Q3 2022:

  1. The state of blockchain development

  2. Students’ top career aspirations

  3. Language communities – An update

  4. Why developers contribute to vendor-owned open-source projects

  5. Types of studios game developers work for

  6. The rise and fall of web frameworks

In addition to outlining the report’s major findings, here are a few key takeaway points to spark your curiosity:

The state of blockchain development

  • 25% of developers are currently working on or learning about blockchain applications other than cryptocurrencies.

  • Developers with 6-10 years of experience in software development are the most likely to be working on blockchain projects.

  • Though Ethereum is the dominant blockchain platform, it is the only one more popular among learners than those currently working on blockchain applications.


Language communities – An update

  • Javascript remains the largest programming language community, with an estimated 19.6M developers worldwide using it.

  • In the last two years, Java has almost doubled the size of its community, from 8.3M to 16.5M. For perspective, the global developer population grew about half as fast over the same period.

  • Kotlin and Rust are the two fastest-growing language communities, having more than doubled in size in the past two years.


The rise and fall of web frameworks

  • Web developers who use frameworks are more likely to be high-performers in software delivery than those who don’t.

  • Web developers are gradually settling for a smaller number of frameworks as they stop experimenting with a wide range of tools.

  • React is currently the most widely used client-side framework and its adoption has remained stable over the past two years. By comparison, jQuery’s popularity is decreasing rapidly.




As you’ll notice, most of the trends we discuss in this report are takeaways from how developers use technology. Our goal is to share these insights with the world to help guide the next generation of development.

You can download the full report for free and access all data and insights within.


If you need additional information or looking to understand developer preferences’, please get in touch with us and we will dive into it together.


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