Have you noticed that your software developers seem a bit cranky lately? If you’re a project manager, their boss, a recruiter or a QA professional, you might be the reason. That’s according to new data from devRant, an online community built to encourage bonding, knowledge-sharing, networking and, yes, ranting, between software developers.
Co-founders David Fox and Tim Rogus, both software developers themselves, founded the devRant community in March 2016, and since then have had approximately 15,000 software developers post more than 25,000 “rants.”
To better understand the issues and challenges their profession faces, Fox and Rogus searched the community for common keywords, and then factored in the occurrence of “heated” language and swear words to determine which issues really set developers off.
“Admittedly, our methods weren’t incredibly scientific, but overall we feel we have a solid sense of the most common annoyances developers face, especially since the same things kept coming up over and over again. What companies should take away from this — besides a few chuckles — is that it’s important to listen to what your developers say, to make them feel heard and understood and do what you can to address those issues,” says co-founder David Fox.
Here, based on the number of rants on the topic that included “heated” language and swear words, are the top 10 issues that are ticking off your software developer teams.
*Slide statistics are rounded up.