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web developer survey update – help wanted!

Two weeks ago we announced the launch of the Mozilla Developer Network. We also asked for your help through this short survey for Web developers. The questions were meant to understand who you are, what you’re interested in, and what resources would be most useful to you on MDN. We’re happy to report that we have received over 3,600 responses so far, so thank you!

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Data:

HTML/CSS/Javascript are the winning combination, PHP is a close 4th. After that, technology choices are quite fragmented.

Dev survey - nov8 - what technologie do you use

The most popular tools for development are a collection of Firefox add-ons, including Firebug and Web developer, and… text editors! Each developer has a favorite, from vi or emacs to TextMate or Notepad++.

Dev survey - nov 8 - what tools do you use

Either Web developers live mostly in the US and in France, or this is where the most active Mozilla developer outreach is happening. We think it’s the latter, for France we call it the “Paul and Tristan effect”!

Dev survey - nov 8 - where are you located

What Are We Missing?

Please help us get more responses from around the world so we can understand the needs of Web developers everywhere.

We would also love to get more participants who are working in corporate environments, especially on intranets. And we’d like to hear more from those of you who are working (willingly or not) with proprietary technologies.

How Can You Help?

We’d like to get 5,000 responses before we close the survey, so help us spread the word to other Web developers: tweet about it and send the survey link to your friends!

Once we have enough responses, we’ll publish the results on this blog. You can also follow the latest Mozilla Developer Network updates on Twitter at @mozhacks.

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  1. Colin wrote on November 9th, 2009 at 10:17:

    So, what do the red * mean on the survey?

    I can’t see any definition of what they actually refer too?

  2. WebDevHobo wrote on November 9th, 2009 at 11:46:

    Nobody using Netbeans to develop their PHP websites? Impossible.

  3. Drugoy wrote on November 9th, 2009 at 17:58:

    All the RuNet (Russian part of Internet) developers are using Firefox+Firebug extension for web development, so sign-in Russia to your pie-diagram.

  4. Tharaka Devinda wrote on November 10th, 2009 at 06:42:

    Keep it up. I will distribute the survey among my friends who are onto web development.

  5. HALIMI Jean-Philippe wrote on November 10th, 2009 at 15:52:

    What a surprise for the French results :p

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  7. Felipe Plets wrote on November 11th, 2009 at 09:05:

    I sent to my friends and I have published on my blog: http://www.pletax.com/index.php/2009/11/ajude-a-construir-a-rede-de-desenvolvedores-mozilla/

    Let’s increase Brazilian participation! =)

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  9. Serogia wrote on November 12th, 2009 at 08:26:

    I agree with Drugoy
    Should we think that “Other” part of your pie-diagram (36%) is Russia and Belarus? =)

  10. Serogia wrote on November 12th, 2009 at 11:17:

    “Other (36)%” – must be USSR

  11. Serogia wrote on November 12th, 2009 at 11:19:

    “Other (36%)” – must be USSR?

  12. aghast wrote on November 18th, 2009 at 14:12:

    More than 20% of “developers” using Dreamweaver, a WYSIWYG tool that generates tablesoup? No Rubyists but 70% still using Personal Home Page???

  13. Matt Wood wrote on November 21st, 2009 at 11:28:

    Who on earth are the 2-3% of web developers who don’t use HTML?!

  14. Loreto Parisi wrote on November 27th, 2009 at 05:04:

    As a web developer, I got an interesting statistics in the fact that 27% of Web Developers uses Apple Safari Inspector as Development Tool.
    Since I’m from Italy, I would like to see more details for thata 36% – Other in the Where Are You Located stats.

    Cheers,
    LP

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