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Developer Survey Reveals Greater Linux Development

Jun 09, 2010, 18:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"Which, of course, reveals one huge bias in this report: though non-Eclipse users could participate in the survey, the report's creators freely stipulate that most respondents were users of Eclipse and therefore answers would be biased accordingly. I'm not knocking this bias--in fact, I have higher respect for surveys like this when they are up front about such things. But it's nonetheless important to point out the context of these results, since this is just one sector of the larger developer community.

"Clearly, the results that will be getting the most play in the tech media will be the rise of Linux as a favored platform for development. This year, 32.7 percent of respondents cited Linux as their development platform, up 5.8 percent from 2009, and 12.7 percent from the 2007 survey."

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