The 2023 Developer Survey is now live!

We want to know about all the technology that makes you swoon and scoff.

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It’s that time of year again where we come to the community to say, “It’s that time of year again,” again! (That recursive joke was for the 1.31% of you who use LISP.) Our 2023 Developer Survey is officially live and we are excited to hear from everyone in the developer community again, as we have for the past 12 years.

Over the years, we’ve learned so much from this survey. The last three years have been pivotal in the tech sector, and the responses of the Stack Overflow community have uniquely told that story. In 2020, before the pandemic truly began, the community told us that the SRE/DevOps contributors among you were the highest-paid developers, even before the internet was our sole source of comfort during lockdowns. In 2021, we saw fluctuations in the job status and more developers turning to school full-time, especially in India, where there was a nine percentage point increase from 2020. Last year, 46% of our respondents said they spend at least 30 minutes a day answering questions, quantifying with time the value our community takes pride in: knowledge-sharing!

This year, we want to know how these things have changed and will be exploring further the shift towards artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in software development. We want to know how developers are using these technologies, what challenges they face, and what opportunities they see.

As always, we will be using Qualtrics as our survey platform. If you use a third-party ad-blocking plugin, you may see error messages during the survey period, so we ask that you specifically unblock Qualtrics in your plugins or pause the plugin while you take the survey.

Unfortunately, Qualtrics blocks certain countries from accessing their site and data, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine (including Sevastopol). We acknowledge that some users in China may have issues due to restrictions imposed by local internet service providers.

As always, we need your help to make this survey representative. Share this far and wide! Drop it in company chat channels. Post it on LinkedIn and other social networks. Do a dance about it on TikTok.

We are grateful to those who take the time to participate and share their feedback on the tools and trends that are shaping software development. Your contributions allow us to help everyone understand how the industry is changing and make everyone feel like a community here at Stack Overflow.

Special thank you to all the folks on Meta who helped with the tech lists this year—from new suggestions to capitalization/name corrections—you were instrumental in crafting the most robust technology lists we’ve had in years.

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