Why Work Is Getting Better for Developers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-02-11 Email

Software developers face unique forms of stress: They're tasked with matching creativity to client/stakeholder expectations, often charting unexplored territory while under deadline pressure. However, thanks to technology advances, such as automated continue delivery pipelines and the emergence of DevOps, these professionals aren't quite as overwhelmed as they used to be, according to a recent survey from JFrog. For example, developers are finding it less frustrating to integrate the tools they oversee in their stack, and they're more easily integrating the multiple forms of libraries and languages required for their apps. Meanwhile, their distribution platforms—from development to release to customer—is far more reliable. For certain, releases will still get held up by zero-hour code changes and seemingly endless integration tests. And developers will still spend too much time on tracking issues and tasks. But, all things considered, it's a good time to be in this profession. More than 1,000 developers took part in the research, which also includes the top tech tools of choice among respondents, which we've included here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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