Remote work: developers do not plan to return to the office

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Many developers had remote work options before the pandemic, but now almost none of them expect employers to require them to return to the office if and when the COVID-19 pandemic hits. ends, according to a survey conducted by Microsoft-owned GitHub code-sharing service.

Before the pandemic, only 41% of developers worked in an office full or part time, but out of the 12,000 surveyed in GitHub State of the Octoversy 2021 Report, only 10.7% expect to return to the office after the pandemic ends.

Microsoft is presenting the hybrid as how many people will work for the foreseeable future and this has been confirmed by the survey. Before the pandemic, 28.1% of developers had hybrid arrangements, but after the pandemic, 47.8% expect hybrid arrangements.

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Before the pandemic, 26.5% worked in places where all workers were far away. Now 38.8% expect to be completely removed.

Productivity in 2021 has also started to return to pre-pandemic levels, according to GitHub.

“This year, requests are merged fastest at work, almost 2 times faster than open source. We also find that pull requests at work are merged 25% slower than last year. When we Comparing the previous two years, we can see signs that the pace is working the pace is returning to pre-pandemic levels, ”GitHub says in the report.

There has been no change in the most popular languages ​​used on GitHub since 2020. The main drivers between 2019 and 2020 have been Python and Microsoft’s JavaScript superset, TypeScript.

In 2021, the main languages ​​are the same as in 2020, led by JavaScript. It was followed by Python, Java, TypeScript, C #, and C ++. Shell jumped up one spot to 8th, pushing C to 9th. Ruby remains in 10th place.

GitHub says it now has 73 million developer users and gained 16 million new users in 2021. Users created 61 million new repositories and 170 million pull requests were merged into projects .

GitHub’s DevOps offering, launched in 2019, enables greater automation of workflows through continuous integration / continuous development (CI / CD) functionality. It is proving to be more popular in large code repositories than in small and medium ones. GitHub says its data shows Actions almost doubles the daily rate of pull requests for large repositories and has helped contributors merge pull requests 31% faster.

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For repositories of more than 100 contributors, 18.77% considered themselves to be heavy users. For repositories with more than 1,000 contributors, 50% said they were heavy users.

One of the biggest projects on GitHub is Docker container software, which has 632,000 contributors from 215 countries and consists of 49,593 packages. In contrast, the Linux kernel has around 20,000 contributors.

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