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BDN Survey results - Team size 1 most common

Looks like majority of Delphi developers are self employed. Any JOS readers using delphi who are self employed ?

Sunish
Friday, May 16, 2003

Forgot the link

http://homepages.borland.com/davidi/bdn/2003BDNSurveyResults.html

Sunish
Friday, May 16, 2003

92.561% of all stats are wrong.

If 40% work alone, then this question doen't quite jive...

How frequently are you interrupted by other programmers for advice? (choose one)

Interrupted Count Percent
every hour 6547 7.76%
twice a day 16921 20.07%
every other day 17290 20.51%
once a week 14700 17.43%
once a month 9292 11.02%
all the time 5461 6.48%
never 14098 16.72%
no choice 0 0.00%

eclectic_echidna
Friday, May 16, 2003

Sunish wrote, "Looks like majority of Delphi developers are self employed. Any JOS readers using delphi who are self employed?"

How did you come to the conclusion that just because someone doesn't spend a lot time working with other developers they must be self employed?

I feel the survey results for development team size is pretty accurate. My guess is that most American programmers spend most of their careers "working by themselves". I know I have (rarely by choice mind you).

One Programmer's Opinion
Friday, May 16, 2003

These figures are totally skewed because they are based on Borland developers.

You may note that there is no mention of VB or VBA among the programming languages.

As the main disadvantage of Delphi appears to be finding other developers and its scalability for large applications, then it is not surprising that a survey with 30% of the users being Delphi users would hava a lot of individual teams.

Stephen Jones
Saturday, May 17, 2003

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