Last week I asked you to provide me with feedback via a quick survey. In today’s post I’ll share the results.
Most of you found the blog to be quite useful. Thank you.
Q: How interesting would you say the content is?
It’s more interesting than useful apparently. I’m sure this post won’t help changing that ratio. 🙂
Q: Do you find ProgrammingZen.com’s posting frequency of one post per week to be…
No surprises here.
Q: Of the five categories we have on the site, which do you find MOST interesting?
I expected a little more diversity here, so I’m glad I asked the question.
Q: Of the five categories we have on the site, which do you find the LEAST interesting?
It looks like there isn’t too much interest for IBM-related posts. Duly noted.
Q: Do you find my “Tips for young programmers” series to be…
The answer to this question did not surprise me at all. The majority of my readers are professional programmers.
Let’s see how experienced…
Q: How many years of programming experience do you have?
Quite a few experts, indeed.
Q: What kind of programmer are you?
Mostly back-end developers. The purple there is for “other”, not for Android. (Pie charts are provided by Google’s report, but objectively they are an awful way to visualize data in most cases.)
Q: What’s your primary programming language?
Again, the pie chart sucks, but the gist of it is that the most popular languages among my readers are:
Q: Which OS do you prefer?
Mac first, Linux second, and Windows a distant third.
Q: Which smartphone do you predominantly use?
55.9% use Android devices, 44.1% iPhones.
Q: Which of these online courses that we may develop would you be most likely to buy?
Over half the respondents said that they wouldn’t be interested in any course. About a quarter would buy a course on becoming a professional programmer, and 14.3% a course on making extra income with technical blogging. I’ll take that into consideration, for sure.
Thank you everyone for participating in the survey. Though there weren’t too many surprises and the sample was somewhat small, it allowed me to understand a bit more the type of readers that my blog tends to attract.
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Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM. He authored 'Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers' by Wrox (2009) and 'Technical Blogging' by The Pragmatic Bookshelf (2012). He is also the Marketing Lead for Cognitive Class, an IBM educational initiative which he helped grow from zero to 1 Million students. You can follow him on Twitter.