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KubeCon EU: Cloud Native Developers Now an Army 6.5 Million Strong

18 Aug 2020 11:57am, by

The field of cloud native computing continues to grow at a rapid clip. A recent survey commissioned by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) had found that there are now 6.5 million “cloud native” developers worldwide, up by 1.9 million developers from the same time a year ago.

The CNCF’s “2020 State of the Cloud Native Report” also reported that 2.7 million of these cloud native developers are using Kubernetes, and 4 million are using serverless architectures/cloud functions. And, about 60% of backend developers now use containers. The numbers were crunched by analyst firm SlashData, and first released in May.

Overall, the CNCF hosts more than 50 projects, with 97,000 contributors, representing 177 countries. Collectively, they have written over 1.3 billion lines of code. They are backed by more than 550 corporate members, and 144 end-user organizations, making it “the largest end-user community enjoyed by any open source community,” said Priyanka Sharma, CNCF general manager, in the keynote at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, taking place this week virtually.

The KubeCon event itself attracted nearly 18,000 registrations, and the CNCF expects more than 20,000 to attend by the end of the week. 

The next edition of KubeCon, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 will be held November 17 – 20, virtually.

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