To support our growing portfolio of tools and services, we are continuing to expand our existing product teams and increase the resources available for new products in their early stages of development. We’ve also opened a new office in Shanghai to better connect with our Chinese customers.
We are truly grateful for our community – without you, none of this would be possible. Take a journey with us through our proudest developments in 2021!
Developers use and trust our tools
YoY Revenue Growth
Fortune Global Top 100 companies are our customers
Team members across 10 offices and remote locations
JetBrains creates tools that are essential to software developers and teams. Last year we added four new products to our portfolio and saw our team grow 30% larger.
JetBrains Product Team Sizes in 2021
Some team members are involved in several products and may appear twice.
JetBrains has additional teams that directly support our products and even have their own unique charter. Some of the larger teams are involved in Education and Research (208), Design (72), and IT (51).
Wings for Life
Wings for Life is a non-profit spinal cord research foundation with the mission to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and paraplegia. Our team continued our tradition of running for those who can’t in the Wings for Life World Run 2021.
KM / 306 MI
JetBrains 9th Annual Hackathon
The limitless freedom to play, create, and test ideas that may go nowhere… or might just change the world.
hours to complete
US dollars in prizes
JetBrains Internships in 2021
We succeeded in organizing JetBrains internships in some of our locations. Here is a list of the types of internships that we offered in 2021:
Developers, JetBrains Research, QA, Support, Design, Marketing, Market Research, Product Management, and HR.
The ability for interns to choose tasks that they are genuinely interested in is an important aspect of JetBrains internships. This is why we first collect project ideas from JetBrainers who are interested in mentoring, then post them on our website and receive applications from students. Competitive admissions consist of two stages: solving test problems and an interview with the mentor.
Thank you for being family for this period. Thank you for your patience. You helped me to learn new skills in this stage of my life. I got a fresh perspective on this profession.
Space intern 2021
First of all I would highly recommend applying for the internship. This is a very cool experience! Don’t be afraid of the internship: it can be tricky at the beginning, but then you are drawn into it and you’ll get a charge from it.
Rider intern 2021
Apply for the projects you are really interested in, follow your goal, and you will certainly succeed in it all.
MPS intern 2021
Tagir Valeev, January 5, 2022
Once a Developer, Always a Developer
Konstantin Bulenkov, July 16, 2021
What can we create that would be helpful to a million people?
Andrey Starovoyt, May 26, 2021
Under the Hood: A Day in the Life of a WebStorm Developer
Ekaterina Prigara, March 10, 2021
JetBrains increased its overall revenue 25% in 2021, with resurgent growth in both the Americas and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Asia-Pacific region continues to lead the way with 29% revenue growth.
Developers use and trust our tools
New individuals become JetBrains customers every day
New organizations become JetBrains customers every day
Fortune Global Top 100 companies are our customers
Total Number of Unique Active Users from 2017–2021 (in Millions)
Revenue Growth by Region in 2021
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* Sales activities in the Russian Federation and Belarus were suspended indefinitely in March 2022.
Top Active Customers (complimentary + paying)
* Sales activities in the Russian Federation were suspended indefinitely in March 2022.
Subscription & Licensing Updates
JetBrains Academy is striving to become even more accessible to learners around the world. It now offers a free plan for individual users that provides full access to all of the free tracks. For ISIC/ITIC cardholders, JetBrains Academy offers a 50% discount on personal subscriptions.
Code With Me, the ultimate tool for remote pair programming and collaborative coding, is available in three subscription plans: Community, Premium, and Enterprise. Learn more about pricing and special offers.
You can request a free 14-day trial of TeamCity Cloud. The trial period gives you 12,000 build credits (equivalent to 20 build hours on the Linux Small build agent), unlimited parallel builds, 120 GB of storage, and up to 3 self-hosted build agents.
Your data science team can now collaborate on notebooks, explore data, and customize Datalore inside a private on-premises installation. A free 30-day trial with installation support is included.
Our special offer for startups provides a 50% discount for up to 10 licenses for one or more eligible JetBrains products over a 5-year period. More than 40K startups have already taken advantage of this offer.
However big or small your team is, our products will ensure that you always have a smooth and enjoyable experience when building and shipping your code, planning your work, and collaborating.
We launched the cloud version of TeamCity that we've been developing for almost two years. TeamCity Cloud is a managed CI/CD service that is designed for teams that don't want to deal with maintaining and scaling their own infrastructure.
Our brand new IDE is designed specifically for those involved in exploratory data analysis and prototyping ML models. DataSpell combines the interactivity of Jupyter notebooks with the intelligent Python and R coding assistance of PyCharm in one convenient environment.
Qodana is a code quality monitoring platform that allows you to evaluate the integrity of the code you own, contract, or purchase. It brings all the smart features you love from JetBrains IDEs into your CI/CD pipelines.
Compose Multiplatform is a declarative, multiplatform UI framework for Kotlin that makes UI development a pleasure. It currently supports Desktop, Web, and Android (via interop with Jetpack Compose). High-performance and hardware-rendering support is achieved by leveraging the powerful native Skia library.
We have unveiled Fleet, our next-generation IDE and lightweight editor. It's flexible and polyglot, with support for collaboration and remote workflows. It's built from scratch but uses the IntelliJ code-processing engine for smart code editing. Subscribe to email updates for Fleet news.
Introducing Remote Development
Eliminate hardware limitations and save hours on setup by hosting your source code, toolchains, and IDE backend on a remote server. It will handle all the processing and you will be able to work on projects as seamlessly as if they were hosted locally. The new remote development workflow is currently available for IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, PyCharm Professional, GoLand, PhpStorm, RubyMine, WebStorm, and CLion.
Create, prebuild, share, reproduce, hibernate, and manage your dev environments with Space – a unified platform for the entire software development pipeline. Run them centrally in the cloud, and connect to them from JetBrains IDEs.
Fastest Growing Products by Paying Users in 2021
JetBrains Academy, Space, dotUltimate, Datalore were excluded because they weren’t available as paid products in 2020.
Spotlight on YouTrack
of the teams currently choosing YouTrack are from industries other than software development
including finance, health care, marketing, consulting & professional services, education, retail, and manufacturing.
number of teams using YouTrack
JetBrains Toolbox Updates
JetBrains Toolbox 2021.1
Completely rewritten in Kotlin and Compose Multiplatform with new features, better performance, and a better looking UI.
Unique Toolbox App users
Improvements and New Features
- The Toolbox app was completely rewritten in Kotlin and Compose Multiplatform to improve quality and performance.
- Localized into 8 languages, including German, Russian, French, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese.
- Product Pages were introduced. Users can now learn more about the tools and their supported languages and technologies in the Toolbox App UI.
- The ability to clean up leftover tool directories in the Toolbox App UI.
A unified platform that covers the entire software development pipeline, from hosting Git repositories, automating CI/CD, publishing packages, and orchestrating cloud dev environments, to managing issues, documents, and chats – all in one place.
Remote Development with Space
Space Code Reviews in IntelliJ IDEA
organizations joined in 2021
Marketplace and Plugin Development
JetBrains Marketplace is a plugin ecosystem that hosts more than 7,000 extensions for JetBrains products.
total plugin downloads in 2021
paid plugin licenses purchased
Expand Your Reach with JetBrains Marketplace
Make your plugin available to millions of JetBrains product users and start generating income by selling plugins for the IntelliJ Platform without the hassle of implementing a custom license management solution and payment processing.
What’s New in JetBrains Marketplace
- The IntelliJ Platform Explorer tool was redesigned to make it easier for plugin vendors to find implementations of the extension points available in public GitHub repositories.
- The Plugin Ideas page – a place to share ideas for plugins and functionality missing from IntelliJ-based IDEs – was introduced.
- Support was added for Community programs on Marketplace – particular user groups can now get complimentary and discounted plugin licenses.
- Additional analytics options were provided to plugin vendors. In addition to download stats, we have added some basic web analytics to help vendors evaluate the performance of their plugin pages.
- Educational courses were added to JetBrains Marketplace so educators from all over the world can share their knowledge.
- The Revamping plugins blog series was introduced, sharing the experience of updating outdated plugins to align with the latest IntelliJ Platform SDK guidelines.
Get Started Building New IntelliJ Plugins:
Education and Learning
JetBrains is a proud supporter of students, educators, research professionals, and seasoned developers looking to expand their knowledge and skills.
students from academia received a JetBrains Educational Pack free of charge.
teachers from academia received a JetBrains Educational Pack free of charge.
students received a special 25% discount for JetBrains license renewal upon graduating.
schools and universities received 154K+ (+15%) educational subscriptions for classroom assistance.
students from 470 (+30%) training courses and bootcamps received 6-month free subscriptions for any single JetBrains IDE to use in their studies.
JetBrains Academy Update
10 new tracks were added to JetBrains Academy in 2021, bringing the total to 17 tracks. They provide the opportunity to learn the Go programming language, as well as explore the fields of math and machine learning. New tracks are now available that are fine-tuned to the specifics of Java and Python, which cover the diversity of these languages.
New learning tracks
JetBrains Academy for Organizations
Regardless of size or industry, organizations can now ensure their teams get the benefits of high-quality learning with JetBrains Academy. Whether teams are studying programming from scratch, advancing their existing skills, or keeping up with constantly changing technologies, the organization has the ability to administer their learning process.
Education Tools Update
- JetBrains Marketplace for Courses - JetBrains Marketplace has become a course repository where educators from all over the world can share their knowledge and skills. Courses created within the EduTools plugin and Educational IDEs, such as Atomic Kotlin and Introduction to Python, are specifically designed to provide hands-on experience inside JetBrains IDEs.
- Code With Me - Learners can now use Code With Me to do pair-programming with their teammates wherever they may be located in the world. Course creators can invite students to join their live sessions, so they can explain learning materials and demonstrate how to write code in real time.
- Codeforces - We're continuing to improve the Codeforces integration experience. Learners can now log into Codeforces through their IDEs, see what events are coming up, and register for those that they are interested in. This integration makes it easy to take part in contests and submit solutions right to Codeforces. This can save time and help give contestants a competitive advantage!
JetBrains is now a member of the ESOMAR, a non-profit organization for market, social, and opinion researchers that was founded in 1947.
JetBrains is a staunch supporter of open source software and of the open source community.
open source projects from the community received ~11K complimentary licenses for non-commercial open source development.
JetBrainers themselves made an average of 1.5K+ code commits to 471 open source projects per month.
committers from The Apache Software Foundation and 75 Drupal core contributors received complimentary licenses for their work on open-source projects as a part of their special partnership with JetBrains.
Continued Support for Open Source
Launch of The PHP Foundation
We're happy and proud to announce the creation of The PHP Foundation. JetBrains, together with Automattic (WordPress), Acquia (Drupal), Zend, Laravel, Symfony, Private Packagist, Tideways, PrestaShop, and Craft CMS, initiated the launch of a non-profit organization to support, promote, and advance the PHP language. JetBrains will contribute $100K annually to the PHP Foundation.
Support for the Python Software Foundation and the Django Software Foundation
In 2021, we helped the Django Software Foundation and the Python Software Foundation with their fundraising. We managed to contribute $70K in support of the Django and Python communities and the continued development of the framework and language.
Support for Open Web Docs
JetBrains joined Open Web Docs as a member of its Steering Committee and donated $20K to the project. We're committed to helping Open Web Docs fulfill its mission of supporting high-quality web platform documentation that is open and inclusive for all.
Launch of the OSS Power-Ups initiative
In this initiative, we put a spotlight on selected open-source .NET projects and gave them a major boost through sponsorship and raising awareness about ways of contributing to the .NET OSS ecosystem.
JetBrains Mono Added to Google Documents
In December 2020, JetBrains Mono, a free and open source typeface for developers, was released on Google Fonts and has now been officially added to GSuite.
You can use it to write code snippets in your Google Docs, make a beautiful, branded presentation in Google Slides, or set the font size really small and make all your content fit nicely in Google Sheets. You don't need to think twice about using small font sizes with Mono – it is designed specially to support them – but consider switching to Medium weight for more pronounced letter forms.
Kotlin Turns 10
Kotlin is an open-source programming language for backend, cross-platform, web, and native app development that is used by more than 5M developers around the world.
Kotlin developers worldwide in 2021
JetBrains developers write in Kotlin
top universities have Kotlin in their courses
Kotlin Slack members
Already Using Kotlin
Congrats to the Kotlin team on all their amazing work! I love using a language that just keeps getting better and better. Looking forward to seeing the usage of Kotlin continue to grow around the world!
I use Kotlin for everything I teach. I think it makes app development much faster and much easier, given that it's 100% interoperable with Java and all the Java libraries that have been developed. I'm onboard 100%, my students really enjoy it, and I think Kotlin is a really great tool for education.
The Amazon QLDB team uses Kotlin extensively. We love it for its expressiveness, seamless interop with Java, and excellent coroutine support. Kudos to JetBrains on creating a fantastic language!
JetBrains provided complimentary licenses for giveaways both at offline meetups and online events such as virtual conferences, study jams, programming contests, and live streams.
user groups from 87 countries/regions around the world shared a total of ~11K licenses
community experts received complimentary All Products Packs
The program expanded to include Gradle Fellows, and Embarcadero Most Valuable Professionals in addition to Google Developers Experts, Java Champions, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, ASPInsiders, and Docker Captains.
The JetBrains Community Contributor program was launched. Currently, it covers .NET tools, with more products and technologies to be added later.
We partnered with educational content creators on YouTube and Twitch to provide opportunities for new audiences to try out JetBrains tools. We plan to continue doing so in the future, so if you’re interested in collaborating with JetBrains, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Events and Webinars
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Special Online Events
IntelliJ IDEA Conf was a free virtual event that we held on February 25–26, 2021, to celebrate IntelliJ IDEA’s 20th anniversary. The creators of IntelliJ IDEA talked about its incredible features and provided the inside story on the evolution of IntelliJ IDEA, and our experts shared tips, tricks, and best practices for becoming a more productive developer.
The MPS Talk Series was a free virtual event organized by JetBrains and itemis that took place in February 2021. The event consisted of presentations from the MPS community, itemis, and the MPS team, with a focus on knowledge sharing and showcasing mature projects built with MPS. Unlike our previous meetups, which featured 2 full days of talks, we decided to try something different and opted for a less condensed format. The MPS Talk Series lasted a whole week, and had two 1-hour talks each day.
TeamCity turned 15! The TeamCity team gave talks on the best practices of continuous integration and continuous delivery. There were also deep dives into the capabilities of CI/CD, as well as tips on how to improve your skills with TeamCity and use the new features and functionality.