Articles tagged “Developer Needs Assessment”
For the last couple of years, we've run the MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (DNA) Report, which aims to highlight the key issues faced by developers building web sites and applications. This has proved to be an invaluable source of data for browser vendors and other organizations to prioritize improvements to the web platform. This year we did a deep dive into web testing, and we are delighted to be able to announce the publication of this follow-on work, available at our insights.developer.mozilla.org site along with our other Web DNA publications.
The first annual MDN Developer Needs Assessment aims to represent the voices of developers and designers working on the web. We've analyzed the data provided by more than 28,000 completed surveys, and we've identified 28 discrete needs, sorted into 14 different themes. Four of the top ten needs relate to browser compatibility, our #1 theme. Documentation, Testing, Debugging, and Frameworks round out the top five.
Today we are launching our first annual MDN Developer & Designer Needs Survey. Web developers and designers, we urge you to participate! This is your opportunity to tell us about your needs and frustrations with the web. Your participation will influence how browser vendors like Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung prioritize feature development.