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Deirdre O'Brien Monday, June 6, 2022

The Growth of Developer Tools Shows No Signs of Slowing

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In today’s current climate, the pressure to be productive is mounting. As individuals, the new work from home hybrid models has meant that many employers are asking more and more questions about work output and overall productivity. From an employer standpoint, an incredibly hot job market married with the aforementioned macro circumstances has left them challenged with how to get the most out of their current teams. That’s why it's no secret the tools for software engineer market is growing exponentially, with no signs of slowing down.

According to a recent survey by Digital Journal; “the worldwide Software Development Tools market is expected to reach USD 733.5 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 24.3% from 2022 to 2028, according to the examination. The developing pattern of cloud-based arrangements, combined with an expansion in the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation, and worldwide tech shortage is expected to move the market significantly over the next 6 years”.

The need for tools that support engineers is growing because, to put it simply, the need for technological advancement has never been greater.

The global Pandemic has increased the need for software development

We are currently living in what Enterpise.com referred to as the digital transformation; “the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business”. Since the work from home mandates have come into effect, companies in all industries are now realizing the importance of technology, and how it can streamline operations and respond to customers' issues more efficiently.

The result of this is the rapidly increasing need for engineering teams that operate like well-oiled machines. The technical infrastructure of some kind is about to become the norm for all businesses, no industry or vertical is exempt, so building out tech teams, and arming them with the right tools they need to be productive, is a top priority.

MarketFinance.com recently found that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the demand for software engineering for the following reasons;

  1. Greater demand for digital services; technology is key for ensuring that remote workforces are as productive and efficient as possible
  2. Increased Digital Spending among DTC brands
  3. Evolving customer demands and the need for customer service processes to become more automated
  4. The emergence of tech-led healthcare services

As this pressure on companies and establishments to become more technologically prepared grows, the result is that many existing tech teams are facing burnout amid the great resignation that has been plaguing all industries in the recent few months.

The importance of finding the right tools

According to a recent report by Forbes; “With this blistering growth, software engineers and tech professionals are inundated with work and are in high demand. The demand versus supply is so unbalanced that companies can’t find enough people to staff the open headcounts”.

Leadership teams are being met with a number of predicaments. Building out their tech teams in enough time to meet technological demands is one thing but retaining staff to keep up with said demand is another.

For companies with existing tech teams, equipping them with the right tools and resources they need to get their jobs done as quickly and to a high standard is a must. For those looking to build out their product teams from scratch, time-saving tools are a great way to attract talent in the interview phase and show potential hires that you’re serious about happiness and wellbeing at work.

Matt McLarty, global field chief technology officer and vice president of the digital transformation office at MuleSoft, recently remarked that engineers that are “engaged in repetitive mundane tasks and activities that take them away from their core coding responsibilities leave many feeling frustrated, as they become further removed from what they love doing best and prompts people to consider quitting for another opportunity”. That’s where Codiga can help.

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Our Coding Assistant tool, used by tens of thousands of developers from all over the world, was developed to help developers cut down time on their most repetitive tasks. It features our Smart Code Snippets that can help coders reduce their time searching for code snippets and ultimately time spent writing repetitive lines of code.

Codiga’s Smart Code Snippets grants users access to an ever-growing library of Smart Code Snippets that have been added and vetted by thousands of other developers who use our platform. This library of coding patterns, known as Codiga Hub, is being constantly added to by Codiga’s network of trusted developers and gives users the chance to find reusable blocks of code to form the base of a project. Smart Code Snippets are extremely time-efficient and can be favored by a user, meaning they will populate directly in a chosen IDE with just a few short commands.

Smart Code Snippets, found within the Coding Assistant feature, work anywhere you write code and can be easily added to their working environment using our VS Code, Jetbrains | IntelliJ, and Chrome plugins. When a user is searching for a Smart Code Snippet on Codiga Hub, they can search based on language, name, or keyword and tag associated with the piece of code. Once you have favored a Smart Code Snippet, it can be populated in a chosen environment by simply typing in the name or keyword associated with the Smart Code Snippet, and allows a user to continue their work with a buildable, trustworthy piece of code.

In addition to saving users time searching for up-to-date and safe coding patterns online, Coding Assistant acts as a Code Snippet Manager as it allows users to add their own Smart Code Snippets that can be shared publicly, privately, or with a selected team.

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Wrapping Up

The rise of technology has been occurring since the late 1990s, but recent worldly events have meant the need for tech teams to be highly functional is a hot topic of debate. Instead of looking for tools that monitor employee productivity, companies are focused on providing the right tools that can make a team's life easier, and in turn, more productive.

Codiga’s Smart Code Snippets function within our Coding Assistant tool is a game-changer for both individuals and teams as it grants them access to a growing hub of reusable code snippets that can speed up their work. You can read more about Smart Code Snippets here, or reach out to our team on Discord with any questions.

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