The Solidity Developer Survey Results 2023 are out! πŸŽ‰

Huge thanks to everyone who submitted a response and helped us reach the right audience for our survey! Your inputs are invaluable to us and are pivotal in driving important language design decisions and improving Solidity as an open source project. :pray:

Let’s look at some key insights from and the summary of these various sections from the 2023 survey.

  • Demographics: In total, 474 developers from 71 different countries participated in the 2023 survey. The highest number of respondents hail from the USA (18.8%), followed by India (10.5%), and Nigeria (6.2%). This remains consistent with last year’s insights except for Nigeria replacing France as the 3rd country where the highest respondents live. This year, we saw new native African languages such as Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Runyankole, and Luganda.
  • Dev & User Profiles: Solidity continues to be the most used language by the respondents, followed by JavaScript and TypeScript. A majority of Solidity experts (self-rating of 10) have been using the language for 2+ years, some even more than 5 years.
  • Solidity Background: 36.7% users stated that it took them less than 6 months to feel productive with Solidity. It is interesting to note that among these users, majority of the respondents use Solidity daily or weekly and most of those who don’t feel productive with Solidity have been using the language for less than 3 months.
  • Solidity Developer Experience: Generally a majority of the participants feel that the Solidity developer experience has improved in the last year. 33.8% users indicated that mappings is their favourite feature followed by contracts as objects (23.2%) and modifiers (16.1%).
  • Language Design: Generics (23.2%), require with custom error types (17.4%), and transient storage (13%) were found to be the most anticipated features this year. 28.6% participants know what Ethereum Object Format (EOF) is among whom 63.5% are confident that it will positively impact them.
  • Solidity Developer Community: GitHub Releases rises in ranking among the list of sources used for staying up-to-date with Solidity announcements.

You can check out the full results in the blog post below:

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