The future of software development is here

We surveyed 500 software development and IT professionals about their tools and practices to uncover the technology and trends that will separate the best from the rest. 

Below are 7 challenges facing the industry today and what modern software development teams are doing about them.

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73% of software development teams spend 10% – 50% of their time on updates and upgrades to their self-hosted software.

Who knew "business as usual" meant 20-40 hours/week?

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When teams aren't in maintenance mode, they're hunting for info:

92% of teams have to provide status updates weekly (or even more frequently).

Developers are the #1 purchasers of noise-cancelling headphones*

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It takes 3.3 different tools just to uncover the status of a project.

So many tools, so little time.

On average, Jira customers rely on fewer tools for status updates—2.3 tools vs 3.3 for non-users.

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75% of development teams face issues with bugs, defects, or delays when it's time to release.

We'll have what the other 25% is having

63% of teams with feature flagging report better testing of features or higher quality software.

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On average, teams use 4.3 tools to move code from development to customer-facing production.

71% of those teams who use microservices report easier to test or deploy features.

When microservice teams leverage platform-as-a-service, some of those important deployment functions are folded into the platform

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Insufficient automated test coverage, additional manual processes, lack of build/deployment pipeline automation contribute to issues with manual testing for 62% of teams. 

And we thought we had issues

And we thought we had issues

47% of teams ship changes and receive customer feedback faster with a CI/CD cloud solution.

That's not all—57% of teams report fewer bugs and outages, too. 

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93% of teams consider Customer Satisfaction as a top metric for success, but 60% say it's difficult to measure for features they develop.

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