Most developers do not use tools for improving software quality.
Apologies, but it gets worse.
In this thorough study in partnership with O’Reilly Media, we discovered that many organizations don’t have the necessary resources or institutional processes to make it happen.
Although code quality is valued in principle, software development organizations often measure and manage it unevenly—or not at all—in their day-to-day practices.
We are concerned that technology leaders might not have visibility to this hidden vulnerability; this report will help you begin to ascertain where the hidden vulnerabilities are lurking in your own organization.
Major findings reveal that:
- A large majority of respondents believe that accountability for code quality rests with individual developers and their teams.
- Most developers don’t use tools for improving software quality, largely because they lack the budget to acquire them.
- Many developers can’t rely on common code quality tools because those tools don’t support the technologies and languages they use.
- Other developers are simply unaware of available tools, or are working with teams that have never used them.
How does your organization and development team stack up against these survey results?