Published annually, this tactical survey provides information on how to recruit developers to your program and keep them. It includes information on training, certification, recruitment vehicles, and more. This series provides information that is highly valuable for making decisions about future program direction as well as program features, pricing, and other important program aspects.
This comprehensive study of software developers examines issues and elements of developer programs. This Consider this a key resource to help you build and maintain a successful developer program, community website, and training sessions.
This survey series is completed entirely online. Developers from the EDC International Panel of Developers were sent invitations to participate and complete the survey online. Incentives for completing the survey are the ability to influence tool makers and receive points that build up and can be used to redeem cash cards.
The survey research method is the basic research design. The questionnaire for this survey is constructed for developers actively involved with developing a variety of applications using a wide variety of technologies. An e-mail invitation was sent out to software developers inviting them to come to the survey site, fill out the survey online, and register for the drawing. Verbatim of any appreciable length was not used in this volume. Answers were compiled in SPSS.
In order to facilitate better at-a-glance comprehension of complex data sets, Evans Data Corp provides relative ranking tables next to summary sheets. These rankings have a numerical weighting for the various categories. For example, in a question where the possible answers are w, x, y, and z, w is multiplied by 3, x by 2, y by -2, and z by -3. The sum of these comprises the relative ranking for the category in question. The results are then sorted, from highest ranking to lowest, to give a closer comparison.
The Sample – Software Developers
This survey consists of 395 in-depth interviews conducted with developers. This provides a margin of error of 4.9%.