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Developer Economics Survey Q3 2017


What is your sci-fi developer identity? This survey is now more personalised than ever before! When entering the survey you begin an adventure in a sci fi universe. As the survey progresses your responses are gradually forming up your sci-fi developer profile. As soon as you finish the survey, you'll get your personalised sci-fi profile.

Not all Microsoft developers' heads are in the cloud -- yet


Close to one-third say on-premises is fine for their needs and deliverables right now. That's just one takeaway from a survey of 1,017 .NET developers, compiled and written by Ed Charbeneau, John Bristowe and Sam Basu. The survey was sponsored by Telerik, a Progress company. The results reflect the perspectives of a huge piece of the developer community -- 1.7 million work with the .NET framework. The survey finds platform as a service (PaaS) is the most appealing aspect of cloud to .NET developers -- 36% use the cloud to host their applications.

Four short links: 18 January 2017


Which turned out to be very unfortunate, because the open source developer tools market is one of the worst markets one could possibly end up in. Thousands of people used RethinkDB, often in business contexts, but most were willing to pay less for the lifetime of usage than the price of a single Starbucks coffee (which is to say, they weren't willing to pay anything at all). This wasn't because the product was so good people didn't need to pay for support, or because developers don't control budgets, or because of failure of capitalism. The answer is basic microeconomics. Developers love building developer tools, often for free.