Founded in February of 2000, we are happy to celebrate JetBrains’ 20th birthday with you and share our highlights from 2019!
TLDR; We're turning 20, as of today! Growth, new sites, Space, IDE themes & font, education, partners, open source, and lots of fun are the order of the day.
Without any external funding, JetBrains has grown from a small startup in Prague with a handful of employees into an established software development tools company with nine offices in five countries.
Founded on a single product, our portfolio now boasts 28, including the JetBrains created programming language, Kotlin®, and the recently announced integrated team environment, JetBrains SpaceTM.
Today, we share The Drive to Develop with over 8 million users from all around the world, continuing to venture forward into the exciting future with the same startup mentality and youthful spirit that our founders set out with 20 years ago.
Total customers in 2019 (free+paid)
Customers who have been with us 10+ years
Customers who have been with us 15+ years
Team members across nine offices
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At JetBrains, we’ve made the practice of Dogfooding into a way of life. Our development process is designed to be a virtuous circle. We use the tools that we develop, and this gives us valuable experience to help us implement and improve those tools. This practice gives us unique insight about what needs to be changed, improved, or even redesigned. Watch the video to find out more about how we do it!
The JetBrains Early Access Program allows users to try products from the very early stages of development. From analyzing what needs improving through feature usage statistics to discovering and fixing bugs, EAP participants directly help perfect the final product and shape our future plans.Early Access Programs
Our fourth annual report on the current state of the developer ecosystem is ready. In the beginning of 2020, almost 20,000 developers helped us to quantify developer community trends in programming languages, tools, technologies, and even lifestyle. Check it out!Developer Ecosystem Survey 2020
We strive to help developers work faster by automating common, repetitive tasks to enable them to stay focused on code design and the big picture. We provide tools to help developers explore and familiarize themselves with code bases faster. Our products make it easy to take care of quality during all the stages of development and to spend much less time on maintenance tasks afterward.
The first version of IntelliJ® IDEA was released in January 2001 and was one of the first available Java IDEs with advanced code navigation and code refactoring capabilities integrated. IntelliJ IDEA quickly found a place among top tier Java IDEs, collecting many awards along the way to becoming today’s IDE of choice for polyglot programming.
As a strong proponent of open source, JetBrains made IntelliJ IDEA open source in October of 2009. While RubyMine®, WebStorm®, and MPS were already available at that time, more IDEs based on the IntelliJ Platform were added over the years, each focused on a particular programming language and related technologies: AppCode®, CLion®, DataGrip®, GoLand®, PhpStorm®, PyCharm®, and JetBrains Rider®. Whatever technology you need, whichever JetBrains IDE you choose, the UI/UX will be familiar and keep you in the flow.
ReSharper®, the award-winning Visual Studio Extension for .NET Developers, launched in 2004 and laid the groundwork for future .NET and Visual Studio tools: ReSharper C++, dotCover®, dotMemory®, dotPeek®, and dotTrace®.
The latest addition to this family of tools is Rider, a fast and powerful cross-platform .NET IDE for developing .NET, ASP.NET, .NET Core, Xamarin, and Unity applications on Windows, Mac, and Linux. JetBrains Rider is unique in that it is based on the IntelliJ Platform and ReSharper. Rider was JetBrains’ fastest-growing product of 2019, with 98% YoY growth.
TeamCity® is a build management and continuous integration server from JetBrains that launched in 2006. It was our first team tool and fourth product overall. In subsequent years we have added YouTrack®, Upsource®, and Hub.
At KotlinConf ‘19 we announced Space, an integrated team environment that provides teams and organizations with the tools they need to collaborate effectively and efficiently. It reaches across more parts of an organization than any previous JetBrains product.
Both JetBrains MPS® and Kotlin are open source. JetBrains MPS is a language workbench that allows you to create your own domain-specific languages and has been available since 2009.
We know it can be hard to spend so much time working in your IDE, so we have always looked for ways to make it just that little bit more comfortable. In 2012 we brought you the Darcula theme, and in late 2019 we introduced JetBrains Mono – a new typeface made specifically for developers. It began to make its way into our IDEs late in the year and will soon be available in all of them. Did we mention that it is open source?
Speaking of open source, we try to give back to the communities that have done so much for us and developers and have helped everyone progress. We have provided 4.8 million complimentary licenses over the years through open source sponsorships, student licenses, and user group and developer recognition programs.
We continue expanding our operations, increasing our team size, and improving JetBrains facilities.
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The number of developers choosing JetBrains tools has reached 8 million with strong growth coming from the APAC region.
Developers use and trust our tools.
New individuals become JetBrains customers every day.
New organizations become JetBrains customers every day.
Number of countries and territories where subscriptions were sold (paid purchases only).
Forbes Top 100 Digital Companies are our customers.
total customers in 2019 (complimentary + paid).
paying customers in 2019.
Burkina Faso has been the fastest growing country 2,587% YoY
Mainland China is the fastest-growing country among our Top 20 markets for the second year in a row!
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PyCharm revenue grew by
Python — The most studied language according to The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report.
2 out of every 5 JetBrains IDE and .NET Tools users developed with PyCharm in 2019 (includes all PyCharm variants: Professional, Community, Educational).
Introducing Space – The Integrated Team Environment.
Sign up now to get Space for your team! The EAP is open.Sign up
JetBrains announced a brand new product, Space, and has opened the Early Access Program. Space is an integrated team environment that provides teams and organizations with the tools they need to collaborate effectively and efficiently. It has Git-based Version Control, Code Review, Automation (CI/CD) based on Kotlin Scripting, Package Repositories, Planning tools, Issue Tracking, Chats, Blogs, Meetings, and a Team Directory, among other features.
people requested invites to Space EAP from December 5-31, 2019.
JetBrains Educational Products help educators and learners teach, learn, and practice programming with the support of a professional development environment. The educational functionality is provided by the special Educational Editions of our IDEs – IntelliJ IDEA Edu and PyCharm Edu, which are free and open source. Alternatively, you can get the same experience by installing the EduTools plugin for IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, CLion, or Android Studio.
In February 2019, we launched JetBrains Academy – an educational platform for future professionals. We started with Java, and during those first months, we worked to identify and adopt the learning concepts we believe in. At the end of the year, we also unveiled a Kotlin track.Visit JetBrains Academy
Customize Your Environment!
Extending Functionality with Plugins
Learn about plugin development for TeamCity and the winners of our recent competition.
Developing ReSharper and Rider plugins has become a lot easier.
Find a home for your commercial plugin with JetBrains Marketplace.
Get more out of your JetBrains tools with commercial third-party plugins. Since its launch, approximately $130,000 USD has gone back into supporting plugin developers.
IntelliJ Platform products on the JetBrains Marketplace
Total plugin downloads
and 999 not JetBrains
and 9,815 not JetBrains
Unique plugin downloads
Distinct vendors uploading update/plugin
Distinct authors uploading update/plugin
"I started using JetBrains Marketplace in 2019 and I really like how they take all responsibilities of payment processing (especially payments from companies) and how easy it is to prepare a plugin for selling on JetBrains Marketplace. All questions quickly get answered in Slack. Marketplace allows developers to fully focus on development, not sales."
Adel Faizrakhmanov, Laravel Idea
In 2019, more than 4 million developers edited Kotlin code. 95 developers work on the Kotlin language along with 350+ contributors.
Take our survey and help the team understand how you used Kotlin in 2019. What did you love? What challenged you? Even if you didn’t use Kotlin, we would still like to hear from you.
KotlinConf Global is a series of meetups organized by the community to watch and discuss the keynote and sessions from KotlinConf 2019. Find an event near you, and join in with the community.
Challenge yourself in a series of tasks created to test your thinking and coding abilities to their limits. Everyone at every level can have fun solving the tasks and moving up in the rankings.
This was a series of community-led events, where you could learn the essentials and best practices of Kotlin in Android, Google Cloud Platform, and multiplatform development. The 500+ events reached over 34k people in 85 countries.
Can’t get enough of Kotlin? Why not check out the regular podcasts?
More than 1.4M complimentary licenses were provided during 2019 through our various community support programs.
educational license packs were issued to students and faculty members in 2019. That’s 18% more than in the previous year. 8,000+ students took advantage of the 25% graduation discount.
schools and universities received 119,937 complimentary licenses for classroom assistance.
open source projects received 8,571 complimentary licenses for non-commercial open source development.
user groups from 85 countries around the world distributed a total of 11,594 licenses.
Google Developers Experts, Java Champions, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, Docker Captains, and ASPInsiders received complimentary All Products Packs.
training courses and bootcamps received a total of 38,662 complimentary JetBrains licenses to share with their students.
On GitHub, JetBrains has 442 repositories available for more than 25+ programming languages.
JetBrainers make code commits to various open source projects every day. Watch the numbers grow in our monthly tracker.
Our new typeface for developers is free, open-source, and already available in your favorite IDEs. Check out this page for the installation instructions and to find out what makes JetBrains Mono so unique.
The entrance fees collected at select JetBrains Days/Nights were donated in their entirety to a local charity. Our India tour collected nearly $10K, which was donated to Sneha Charitable Trust to support children with HIV/AIDS.
Conferences participated in around the world.
Can’t make it to an event near you? Why not join one of our live webinars!
At JetBrains we strongly believe in research, and this manifests in a commitment not only to scientific research but also to market research.
Based on the commissioned study by Forrester Consulting, IntelliJ IDEA can have the following three-year financial impact on organizations: $19.5 million in benefits versus costs of $2.0 million, resulting in a net present value (NPV) of $17.4 million and an ROI of 850%. Curious about what this estimation is based on?Check out the study
In the beginning of 2019, we polled almost 7,000 developers to identify the State of Developer Ecosystem. Find out what we learned.
The Python Software Foundation partnered with JetBrains to conduct the official annual Python Developers Survey. More than 20,000 developers representing 150+ countries took part.
JetBrains polled over 1,500 Java developers worldwide to identify their learning patterns and preferences.
4,300 developers (not just Kotlin users) shared their insights and feedback about how Kotlin fit into their world with us.
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