Top 20 Must-Read Software Trends Reports for 2023

In the rapidly evolving software industry, keeping up with new trends, tools, and best practices can be time-consuming. With so much information available, where do you start, and what sources can you trust? I've curated a list of reports that I follow to stay informed and ahead of the curve. These provide insights into everything from programming languages to DevOps, cloud strategy, and security. If you're interested in the latest trends and fascinating posts I come across, follow me or check out my latest writing on industry trends over at the Diagrid blog. I share anything I find insightful and worth reading in the world of cloud and distributed systems. 

Here are the top 20 reports for 2023 I came across so far:

Programming Community Index for June 2023TIOBE
Programming Language Rankings - January 2023RedMonk
Developer Survey 2023Stack Overflow
DevOps and Cloud Trends Report – July 2023InfoQ
Software Architecture & Design Trends 2023InfoQ
State of the API Report 2023Postman
State of Application Security Report 2023DataDog
Technology Radar Vol 28Thoughtworks
Radar Trends to Watch: June 2023O'Reilly
State of Cloud Strategy Survey 2023HashiCorp
State of Kubernetes Security Report 2023Red Hat
The State of Platform Engineering ReportPuppetLabs
State of Kubernetes 2023Vmware
The State of Edge Functions 2023Deno
State of Data 2023AirByte
State of Data + AI 2023Databricks
The State of Open Source Software 2022Github
State of APIs 2022RapidAPI
CNCF Annual Survey 2022CNCF
State of DevOps Report 2022Google

While these reports offer valuable insights, it's important to keep in mind that they can be opinionated. The key to effectively leveraging these resources lies in cross-verifying trends from multiple sources and using them only as a guide for direction rather than absolute truths.

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