We are excited to present you with the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile! This survey has been designed by developers so it is 100% relevant to all involved in software development. With an annual reach of more than 40,000 developers around the world, it is your chance to contribute to the global developer community.
Developer feedback so far shows this is a real opportunity for you to check out how much you really know about development tools and platforms: “I have 15 years of experience as a dev and even with that I didn't know all platforms and especially game engines that your survey contains. Great job!” says Bostjan Mrak. So how well do you know your developer tools?
Accept the challenge and win fabulous prizes
> Meet your sci-fi alter ego! Are you a robot destroyer, a technomancer or a bounty hunter?
The survey includes a sci-fi theme so your answers will gradually form a profile, showing you what kind of character you'd be in a sci-fi developer universe.
When you finish the survey, you'll get to read your full profile in your Developer Scorecard, including a description of your character. Your profile will also include graphs showing how your responses compare to other developers' answers in your country, so you'll get a sense of how you compare to other devs.
> A prize of your choice exclusively for the Digit community
Digit.in readers who will participate in the survey will be entered into a prize draw for either a $100 software license or online course - so our community will have at least one winner!
> More Prizes
Participants can also in one of the many prizes available including an iPhone 7, a Pixel phone 32GB, an Oculus Rift, a Surface Pro 3, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, and more.
> Insights to help you excel in your career
As always, VisionMobile will publish the key findings from the survey in the form of The State of the Developer Nation free report, come August. If you contribute, you'll be among the first to get a copy!
These findings will include interesting insights to help you excel your career in software development. For example, the previous survey showed that region and software sector are two of the most significant factors to determine developer salaries.
“The best-earning developers in our survey – those in the top ten percent – often earn tens and sometimes hundreds of times as much as the least well-off, i.e. the bottom decile. Part of this gap is location-driven, but a developer’s skill, knowledge, and reputation do matter, so investing in them will pay off.”
> This survey is not just fun but funny too!
The survey is full of jokes - developer jokes. You know - the ones everybody else usually doesn’t get.