|[eclipse.org-architecture-council] SO survey
On 03/21/2016 08:24 AM, Max Rydahl Andersen wrote:
Some other indicators allowing to question the reliability and usefulness of generalizing this survey results:
* OSX is not 26% of the IDE market, but 9 to 10% according to various metrics ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems#Desktop_and_laptop_computers )
* Eclipse is downloaded about 7 to 8M times for each maintenance version. We can estimate a user base of about 7 to 8M people for Eclipse IDE (some download it multiple times, some other simply try updates so I count 1 dl == 1 user as a rough estimation). Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get download stats for IntelliJ nor Android Studio; I vaguely remember some 2 millions users of IntelliJ last year but didn't manage to find out the source
This survey result actually show that SO survey are not representative of the whole development world, it's only representative of the set of people who answered this survey, and this set is not a good sample of the whole developers population.
If someone knows a good way to get Android Studio and/or JetBrains IDEs download stats, please share the link.
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