Big Code Emerges
October 27, 2020
Variety. The complexity of the languages, tools, and processes used for delivering software continue to multiply.
Velocity. Accelerated delivery cycles mean code is changing faster than ever, and being shipped virtually every day.
Value. The reimagination of business models and practices through high-quality software has greatly increased the value of code within the enterprise.
The survey, conducted by Dimensional
Research, polled over 500 software development professionals across
North America. The data gathered serves to quantify Big Code’s
complexity, understand its real impact on development and business
outcomes, and identify what needs to be done so enterprises can succeed.
The volume, variety, velocity, and
value of code are increasing
51% have more than 100 times the volume of code they had ten years ago
More than 60% report a significant increase in a number of different development dimensions including architecture, supported devices, use of open source, and number of platforms
92% say the pressure to release software faster has increased in the past ten years
90% report that the software their teams deliver has become more critical
Big Code is creating big problems
99% report that Big Code has a direct impact on the business outcomes of software development efforts
74% report that their teams avoid updating code due to fear of code changes breaking dependencies
Development teams need new tools
to tackle Big Code
99% would benefit from additional capabilities for searching enterprise code