Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Python Developers Survey 2020 Results: Learn about the Community

We are excited to share the results of the fourth official Python Developers Survey conducted by the Python Software Foundation with the help of JetBrains.

More than 28,000 Python users from almost 200 countries took part in the survey this past October. With the help of the data collected, we are able to present the summarized results, identify the latest trends, and create a Python developer profile.

View the results of Python Developers Survey 2020!

The survey results cover a broad list of topics, including the main purposes of Python usage, the most popular frameworks, libraries, tools, and languages, among many other insights.

In all likelihood, there are plenty of potential findings that were not included in the report. If you have specific questions that are unanswered, send them to us and we’ll dig into the data for additional analysis. You also have the opportunity to delve deeper into the raw survey data and uncover your own amazing facts.

We’ll be glad to learn about your findings! Please share them on Twitter or other social media, mentioning @jetbrains‏ and @ThePSF with the #pythondevsurvey hashtag. We’re also very open to any suggestions and feedback related to this survey which could help us run an even better one next time. Feel free to open issues here with any comments or questions.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the survey and helped us map an accurate landscape of the Python world!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Welcoming Google as a Visionary Sponsor of the PSF

Our top sponsors—companies who step forward to make the biggest investment in Python and its community—not only use Python for their own internal development, but also offer Python as a crucial part of the products they offer to their own customers. That is certainly true of Google, the Python Software Foundation’s first Visionary Sponsor.

Google's donations and sponsorship funds will be used to support a number of PSF initiatives, including the first CPython Developer in Residence. The Python Steering Council and Python Software Foundation will work together to contract a developer to help CPython determine what needs to take priority through analytical metrics as well as helping CPython understand how backlog can be addressed. The role will also be responsible for surveying maintainers to paint a better landscape of CPython, which will be used to ensure future funding and volunteer hours are used efficiently and effectively.

In addition, the sponsorship funds will also be used towards critical supply-chain security improvements, including developing productized malware detection for PyPI, a prototype of dynamic analysis infrastructure for distributions, and other foundational tool improvements. 

Google has been a Python Software Foundation sponsor since 2010. Our hearts are full of gratitude for their support. You can read more about how Google is supporting the Python ecosystem on their blog.