Let’s dig in!
Money runs the world
In the manufacturing as well as the government sector jQuery is the number one choice, suggesting that these sectors are adopting technologies at a slower pace.
When it comes to security, everyone is concerned about the security of the code they write (87-90%) and of the open source code they use (73-79%). Of course, developers in tech were more likely to be concerned with security issues but there weren’t any significant discrepancies on the matter across industries.
On the topic of attitudes toward testing across the industries, the results vary greatly. Once again, finance is the leading sector since it is most likely to make use of testing frameworks, contrary to the government and manufacturing sectors which are the industries most unlikely to be concerned with testing.
What’s your other best?
Java is the number one choice for the financial sector. And this comes as no surprise. Java has been the leading programming language in the financial services for almost 20 years.
Python’s syntax, being the closest to the mathematical syntax, is also unsurprisingly the number one choice among developers in education. The fact that Python appears to be popular mostly among unemployed developers, represents an error in the design of the survey, as explained in the npm blog post.