ActiveState Opens Developer Survey 2019

Survey Focused on Open Source Runtimes Will Provide Insight into Pain Points

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Feb. 28, 2019 – Today ActiveState opened its annual developer survey for 2019. Focused on open source runtime pains, the survey is part of ActiveState’s continued efforts in defining the market for Open Source Language Automation. For more than 20 years, ActiveState has been offering open source runtime solutions.

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The ActiveState 2019 Developer Survey will close on March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Developers and coders of all types working with open source runtimes can complete it here:

The survey results, complete with a comprehensive report, will be made available to all respondents and the public in late spring 2019. All North American survey respondents will be entered into a drawing to win one of three different prizes: a Lego Star Wars TIE Fighter, a Nintendo Switch console or a Detective Pikachu amiibo figure.

Last year was the first year ActiveState ran the survey to assess the issues developers and coders regularly face when working with open source languages. ActiveState is dedicated to helping solve the challenges enterprises face in the configuration, control, integrity and trust of open source languages.

ActiveState’s 2018 Developer Survey results included:

Developers waste time retrofitting: Retrofitting languages to meet enterprise criteria increases development timelines and inefficiencies.

  • 74% said they spend most or part of their time each week managing dependencies and development tools

Management can’t gauge risk: Management lacks visibility into introduced threats and can’t track code in production for required updates, patches and new vulnerabilities.

  • 47% of developers reported that stability – building new releases that behave the same as old releases – is a significant concern
  • 50% said security was a chief concern

Bart Copeland, CEO, ActiveState, said: “We say we’re a company built by geeks for geeks. And this means making a ‘geek’s life’ easy. Understanding the key pain points of developers is essential to ActiveState’s goal of empowering developers by providing tools that make open source easy for the enterprise while also making programmers happier and more productive.”

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ActiveState helps enterprises scale securely with open source languages and gives developers the kinds of tools they love to use. More than 2 million developers and 97 percent of Fortune 1,000 enterprises use ActiveState to support mission-critical systems and speed up software development while enhancing oversight and increasing quality.


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