The amount and complexity of code handled by developers has increased more than 100 times in the last decade.

Sourcegraph, which specializes in universal code search, conducted a survey of more than 500 software developers in the United States and Canada on code complexity and management issues. As a result, it turns out that the amount of code handled by developers is enormous compared to 10 years ago, and more than half have increased more than 100 times.

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Sourcegraph is a tool that allows you to search and analyze the source code on your Git repository from your browser. Originally developed as a commercial service for companies, it has already been open sourced at the time of writing the article.

In a report, Sourcegraph said, 'In modern large and complex code bases, the amount and complexity of code has increased significantly, allowing developers to discover, understand, and modify code. It's always a problem, 'he said, and defined' big code 'as having a huge level of quantity and complexity. In addition, 92% of software developers reported that their organization was adversely affected by big code.

In order to quantify how big code extent of the scale of is a significant impact on the software industry, Sourcegraph is the overall size of the code base companies MEBIBYTE measured by the number of and the repository, it has changed how in the past 10 years I investigated. Fifty-one percent of software developers said they had more than 100 times more code to manage and more repositories than they did 10 years ago. In addition, 18% of software developers said they had grown more than 500 times.

In addition, Sourcegraph investigates what factors have increased the amount and complexity of the code. Then, more than 60% of software developers answered 'architecture', 'compatible devices', 'amount of open source used', 'evolution of platforms and frameworks', 'code metadata', 'programming language', and 'tools'. He replied that the amount and complexity increased dramatically or significantly.

In addition, Sourcegraph points out that not only the amount and complexity of the code handled, but also the speed of software release is increasing rapidly. In fact, 92% of software developers say they 'feel more pressure to release faster' over the last decade.

In addition, IT news media Ars Technica said, '91% of software developers develop software for companies that have not been regarded as technology companies, such as insurance, retail, and food companies. 'It's increasing,' he said. 'Given that Walmart, a major retail chain, is hosting an open source technology conference, even non-technicians are starting to develop software. The fact that it is, is not surprising. '

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