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ZeroTurnaround launches investigation into developer productivity

Chris Mayer

The development tools company are looking for YOUR views on developer habits and productivity in a new survey.

For the third year in a row, JAX Innovations Award Winner ZeroTurnaround has launched an investigative journey to drill down into development productivity with their newest effort, Gathering Intel on Developer Productivity.

 The company, who are the masterminds behind the instant code rollout plugin JRebel that eliminates, are looking to compile data surrounding the lives of developers, in hope of understanding habits and the best working environment for productive development.

“We’re launching this investigation with an ambitious goal in mind,” commented Jevgeni Kabanov, ZeroTurnaround CTO and Founder. “We want to better understand how coders spend their time, plus which tools, technologies and employment conditions increase or decrease productivity, stress and work satisfaction.”

The company’s previous Java EE Productivity Report 2011 and Java Productivity Report: India vs. Rest of World (which over 30,000 viewers read) were primarily tuned towards determining efficiencies that can be technically influenced, such as the % of each coding hour forfeited to application redeploys, the process each Java developer needs to go through in order to see code changes (i.e. adding a new feature or fixing a bug).

By launching this new investigation into the daily lives of both Java and non-JVM developers, ZeroTurnaround hopes to produce a valuable report that benefits the development community at large, providing answers to questions like:

  • What do developers spend their days doing?
  • How efficient are those days?
  • What keeps them up at night?
  • How do processes, tools and technologies help or hinder them?

Armed with a wide selection of primary data from actual coders, everyone from programmers and team leads to executives & CxOs can better understand what makes developers tick, and which processes, tools and technologies are considered helpful/harmful by their users.

ZeroTurnaround respectfully invites coders of all kinds to stop by and spend 5 minutes sharing their experiences for the good of coderkind:

(Teaser: The average Java dev spends much less time writing code each week than previously thought…)

ZeroTurnaround hopes that the findings from the investigation will indicate where the Java ecosystem is heading in the next 12 months.

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