Go developer survey 2019 results ↦
Good news! For 2019 there were 10,975 responses to the survey — that’s almost twice as many as last year. Here are few major findings from the results, but of course, you should dig in because they make it really easy to scan and grok the details.
- The demographics of our respondents are similar to Stack Overflow’s survey respondents, which increases our confidence that these results are representative of the larger Go developer audience.
- A majority of respondents use Go every day, and this number has been trending up each year.
- Respondents are using Go to solve similar problems, particularly building API/RPC services and CLIs, regardless of the size of organization they work at.
- Most teams try to update to the latest Go release quickly; when third-party providers are late to support the current Go release, this creates an adoption blocker for developers.
- Almost everyone in the Go ecosystem is now using modules, but some confusion around package management remains.
- VS Code and GoLand have continued to see increased use; they’re now preferred by 3 out of 4 respondents.
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Here is my take on something that was hidden in the report: https://thenewstack.io/add-it-up-azures-golang-problem/.
It definitely seems relevant that Go teams have higher expectations for updating to the latest release of Go than is seen for other programming languages.