September 23, 2020

Mozilla Releases MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment Report

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Mozilla has released its first edition of the global annual web designer and developer needs survey report: MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (Web DNA) Report. And expressed the hope that this report will shape the future of the web platform.

In this report, they surveyed more than 28,000 developers and designers from 173 countries. Mozilla said it aggregated the surveys to convey “the voice of developers and web designers.”

At the same time, Mozilla also said that they analyzed the data provided by the public and identified 28 different needs, and then divided them into 14 different topics. Among them, 4 of the first 5 requirements are related to browser compatibility. Documentation, debugging, framework, security, and privacy are in the top 10.

The Mozilla Web DNA report states that the opinions provided by survey participants have influenced how browser vendors prioritize feature development to meet the needs of designers and developers on and off the web. By producing this report annually, you can track demands and pain points that change over time so that all stakeholders can see the impact of their efforts on the future of the network.

You can download the report in its entirety here:

MDN Web DNA Report