Exploring the interesting and strange results from our 2022 Developer Survey (Ep. 458)

Ben and Matt unpack the results of the 2022 Stack Overflow Developer Survey.

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Ben and Matt unpack the results of the 2022 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, from remote and hybrid work to preferred learning methods to how devs actually spend their time. Plus: Ikea’s surprisingly detailed augmented reality.

Episode notes:

Huge thanks to the more than 73,000 devs from 180 countries who spent 15 minutes each completing our 2022 Developer Survey. This year’s survey was longer than usual, since we wanted to ask about new topics as well as provide a historical throughline to understand how your responses have changed over the years.

Among the takeaways from the survey: 2022 saw a 10% jump in how many folks are learning to code online (versus through a conventional coding school or from textbooks). Nearly 85% of organizations represented in the survey have at least some remote workers, while the vast majority of developers are still working remotely at least part of the time. You can read more about the results here.

Worth noting: Just because you’ve learned to code doesn’t mean you have to pursue a career as a programmer. Here are four different career paths coders can follow, including product manager and sales engineer.

Wondering how Ikea’s Friheten or Fjӓdermoln would actually look in your living room? The company’s new virtual design tool lets you scan rooms in your home, delete your furniture, and replace it with shiny new stuff from Ikea. You can also fill virtual showrooms to your heart’s content.

Today’s Lifeboat badge goes to user Jarzon for their answer to Make a hidden field required.

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