Stack Overflow recently publised their (annual?) developer survey, in which 56,033 coders in 173 countries participated.
When asked about their desktop OS, the participants responded as below in 2015 and 2016:
Stack Overflow’s conclusion was, predictably as always for the blogosphere, negative for Windows:
If OS adoption rates hold steady, by next year’s survey fewer than 50% of developers may be using Windows.
Ummm yeah. Let’s just ignore Windows 10 – a single version of Windows – going from nothing to 1 in 5 developers in about half a year.
Let’s just ignore Windows 10 – a single version of Windows – going from nothing to 1 in 5 developers in about half a year.
Developer buy-in is crucial for any OS, as without developers there are no apps. The fact that devs are familiarizing themselves with the OS and using it for mission critical applications is extremely encouraging.
Windows 10’s growth among developers is nothing short of impressive. “If OS adoption rates hold steady,” it should be the #1 OS among developers in 2017.
Other Microsoft technologies made excellent showings in their respective categories; most notably Visual Studio and F#.