- The survey started on the 21st of August 2012.
- It ended on the 1st of September 2012.
- About ~1,700 coders applied. Thanks a lot again!
You can see all this yourself on the results page. Don't miss the filter on the bottom right. Choose a filter to see the other answers only from one group.
- It's a mans world. Surprised to learn that nearly 90% of all coders are men.
- The least interesting question was the one for the backend frameworks only about 50% answered this.
- Older developers/designers earn more money and have Macs.
- Dreamweaver is still popular (mostly under Designers) – dubiously.
Data from Google Analytics
- Google Chrome is THE developer browser (~50%) followed by Firefox (~20%).
- Facebook was the traffic source № 1 (~80%) followed by twitter (~10%)
- Visitors stayed around ~3:20 minutes on the site.
- Most visitors came from the US (~20%) followed by Germany (~15%).
- The hottest city was Berlin followed by Bangalore(!).
- Around 15% of all visitors used a mobile device (site is mobile optimized).
- Coverage by media & bloggers was not very high.
- No partner was interested in a referrer link. Maybe this was a bit too open?
- The biggest referrer was Smashing Magazine.
- Some good feedback came in after the survey started (too late).
We have been asking ourselves how the common web developer works. So we have been poking around for a survey. But no valid data has been available. So we just did this little poll you see here. The approach is »Curious, not serious«.
The Coders´ Survey on GitHub
We have built a simple little survey CMS for the »Coders´ Survey«. It's based on the Slim framework and features a creepy web based backend to enter your questions. Feel free to rip, mix and burn it. Fork this on GitHub.