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Research and Markets: North American Development Survey 2012 v.2: Over Half of North American Software Developers are Moonlighting
By: Business Wire
Nov. 23, 2012 12:12 PM
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6x854n/north_american) has announced the addition of the "North American Development Survey 2012 v.2" report to their offering.
This series started in the Winter of 1998 and is the most comprehensive research survey series in existence focused exclusively on developers and IT managers. In this survey, we examine the changing face of Operating platforms; Languages including particular emphasis on Scripting Languages; Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures with deeper drill-down for Software as a Service and Cloud Computing, highlighting trend updates and significant changes.
This series explores: global demographics, platform use and migrations, language use, internal and external cloud computing, SaaS, SOA, security, Linux and open source software, Java development, general internet development, architecture and technology adoption, software development requirements, development tools, development issues, and application management.
Conducted biannually; based upon 393 in-depth developer interviews for Fall 2012.
New Evans Data Survey Shows 53% work on apps outside of work
Over half of all software developers work on apps on their own personal time according to the newly released North American Development Survey, a survey of over 400 software developers in North America conducted last month. Of those who do work on apps outside of work, 34% spend 20 to 40 hours per week, while 29% spend more than 40 hours per week on their own projects. The more experience the developer has, the more likely he is to work long hours on his own.
There's been a lot of conjecture over the last couple of years about just who are the people writing all those apps for app stores, said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. While there obviously are specific companies focused on that space, and maybe a handful of hobbyists or students, the author sees lots of evidence that the bulk of those apps are being developed by the same developers who write traditional software for many types of companies as their day job.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6x854n/north_american
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