May 2017

How and Where to Reach Desktop Developers

Communication avenues about desktop development
How and Where to Reach Desktop Developers

Information is lifeblood for developers. This report provides insight into how and where desktop developers get their sustenance. It will enable you to better engage with the developers who constitute your current and future users as well a base of potential employees.

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Information is lifeblood for developers. This report provides insight into how and where desktop developers get their sustenance. It will enable you to better engage with the developers who constitute your current and future users as well a base of potential employees. We asked desktop developers how they get information about desktop application development. Follow-up questions were asked about the types of Q&A and community sites that are visited and which conferences are attended. Delving deep into the characteristics of developers, the report identifies several niches which savvy marketers can target as they craft their outreach.

The report is based on data collected from 6,853 self-identified desktop developers in April and May of 2016.

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1.How does information source use depend on developer goals and professional involvement with desktop projects?

2.How are the habits of experienced desktop developers different from those of beginners?

3.Do Windows developers rely on different information sources?

4.Which open source communities are relied upon?

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This report is based on a large-scale online developer survey designed, produced and carried out by SlashData for 11th edition of the Developer Economics study. Responses from 6,853 responses developers that work on desktop software projects formed the basis of the insights of this report.

The online survey was translated in 7 languages (Chinese, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish) and promoted by more than 70 leading community and media partners within the app development and IoT industry. We corrected for regional bias and segment distribution bias across our outreach channels.)

For more information about our methodology, please get in touch.

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