InfoQ 2022 Software Technology Adoption Survey Results; QCon London 2023 Track Topics Confirmed; The Core Tenets of Technical Marketing
The InfoQ Partner Newsletter, October 2022
InfoQ 2022 Software Technology Adoption Survey: The Results are In
This past September, we ran the 2022 InfoQ Software Technology Adoption survey to better understand InfoQ reader demographics while also learning about the kinds of technologies and products that are on peoples’ radars. The survey generated 529 responses.
This report summarizes some of our key findings, including readers’ biggest technical challenges along with their technology adoption plans over the coming 12 months in the areas of cloud-native development/architecture, database/data engineering technologies, and software delivery.
50% of survey respondents self-identified as “Architects”, and another 26% self-identified as “Developers”
39% of respondents decide which technologies/software products their company will adopt
80% of respondents are currently building and running Microservices, with another 8% planning to within the next 12 months
63% of respondents are currently using Kubernetes, with another 13% planning to within the next 12 months
77% of respondents currently have a Monitoring / Observability solution with another 13% planning to within the next 12 months
When asked about their biggest technical challenges, the top five, most frequent responses were related to:
Cloud Computing - Including cloud adoption, migrating to the cloud, cloud cost reduction, and moving to a hybrid cloud
DevOps - Including improving team culture, best practices, improving software delivery
Application Security - Including shift-left security, cloud security, Zero-Trust Security and DevSecOps
Observability - Including service monitoring, distributed tracing, observability of distributed systems
The Core Tenets of Technical Marketing: Cody De Arkland
InfoQ recently sat down with Cody De Arkland, Head of Developer Relations at LaunchDarkly, to examine what it means to be a technical marketer and the skills required to be successful in this role. With the advent of DevOps, he describes some of the new ‘personas’ that have emerged in software development, market trends that he’s seeing around Kubernetes, serverless, and tooling, and the importance of community-building for ISVs.
Read Part II - Creating Content that Connects with Practitioners
AI, ML, and Data Engineering InfoQ Trends Report— August 2022
Some of the key takeaways from the recent report include:
Natural Language Understanding and Natural Language Generation have been promoted to the early adopters category.
Since last year, deep learning solutions and technologies have seen wider adoption in organizations
Streaming data analytics and technologies like Spark Streaming have moved to the late majority category.
New entrants in the innovators category include Cloud agnostic computing for AI, Knowledge Graphs, AI pair programmer (like Github Copilot), and Synthetic Data Generation.
New entries in the early adopters category include Robotics and Virtual Reality and related technologies (VR/AR/MR/XR) and MLOps.
Read the complete ‘AI, ML, and Data Engineering Trends Report — August 2022’
Track Topics Confirmed for QCon London 2023
Track topics for the the 17th annual QCon London (March 27-29) have been published. While the core themes of software architecture, DevOps, and development comprise most of the technical tracks, some new track themes this year will include Effective Frontends, the Staff+ Engineer Path, and Innovations in ML Systems.
See the complete list of QCon London 2023 Tracks here
InfoQ Top 10 Content Items Published in Q3 2022
To assist you with content creation ideas and to give you a pulse on popular topics amongst our readers - each quarter - we will share a list of top viewed editorial content published on InfoQ during the previous three months. Below is a list of top viewed content from July through September of this year:
Virtual Threads: New Foundations for High-Scale Java Applications
Google's New Imagen AI Outperforms DALL-E on Text-to-Image Generation Benchmarks
Java Champion James Ward on the State of Java and JVM Languages
The Spotify System Model: Automated Architecture Visualization at Spotify
The Announcement of Discontinuing Google Cloud IoT Core Service Stirs the Community and Customers
Stability AI Open-Sources Image Generation Model Stable Diffusion
Java 19 Delivers Features for Projects Loom, Panama and Amber