Personal Thoughts on the developer Insight survey
What was the Insight survey? It was a survey that was given and could be taken by anyone last year. I really liked seeing the results, and thought I’d write down what I was thinking…. And I’m wondering if anyone else saw some interesting information and what they thought about it.
Short about me – you can read more in my profile:
So a quick “about me”. I am an in-house developer. I do work with Fiori and Hana. “Most” of our applications are moving towards 3rd party or our on-premise box. I’ve been a bit worried about getting behind. Although, of course, I am forever learning. So that does help.
So some positive takeaways:
- Yes! Most companies were allowing work from home when the survey was taken. Of course the pandemic was probably a higher concern at that point.
- Developer’s were at the top of the list for job role. Well that is promising. Of course it was a Developer’s survey
- Geography – I’m from the US, so it was good to see we are in the top 3.
- The big surprise for me was that most who answered were in-house developers. I honestly thought consultants would be the highest.
- There are more people experienced in Web apps. / SaaS experience than I expected.
- Tools – ABAP Still wins!
- Online tutorials was much higher than I expected.
What does that mean for me –
I mean I basically just told you what was on the survey for me. Not what I planned on doing with it.
- Continue learning. With a high concentration on front-end development.
- Working from home is a possibility with companies other than mine. As we use more and more consultants, I may need to know that. I really would hate back going into a company after enjoying around 10 years of working at home. So this just gave me a better sense of security.
- Since I’ve tried a little bit of everything in my carrier and found my first love is technical. That made my little heart happy.
- Web apps – it’s time to create at least one or two just for fun.
- online tutorials – that one is a hard one for me. There are some areas I do follow. But sometimes, they can lead you the wrong way. I’m not sure how to get a better sense of what to watch and what could send me down a rabbit hole. Of course, my favorite people are always a great source. I’ll leave you some of my favorite at the end of this post.
What things weren’t as positive to me:
Honestly I’m a glass half full person. So I think everything was good news. I guess the exception was that I learn more. Right now my job is crazy. I’m learning at light speed, but not always what I need/want to learn. Although learning is never a waste of time. And it keeps me on my toes. Thank goods for the SAP community. I honestly have always thought, and still do that this is the place to learn and get answers. It also has lead me to provide better solution in our meetings. Yes, I still do architecture, requirements, and testing. This is my kind of job. Although I learn a lot about everything – so lately have learned anything deeply. I hope that can change – you know – when I get time. HA! I’m doing this blog while my development system is down. I plan on learning some more on my weekends as I get a chance. Right now No-code/low code is at the top of my list.
Please take some time and comment. There are so many questions I have for you. Feel free to answer one on none. Or just generally comment.
- Did you takeaway anything from the survey?
- Will it change how you do something?
- Do you have any other links that will take us to great training – it just has to be in you opinion – so what if someone else doesn’t like it.
- What have you learned or are plan to learn in the future? With all of the APIs available, do you see more 3rd party software?
- And of course, these might give you ideas for some blogs too!
I do have time to stop and read comments.