.Net Developer Survey

So I recently switched jobs (again!).  And during my time off, I had an interesting conversation with a couple of colleague’s about how ‘internet social’ the average developer is and if that has anything to do with their productivity.  Our opinions varied so I thought I would ask for some help.  I came up with a survey that captures the essence of our conversation.  If you can spare a few seconds, here is the link to where you can take it –> survey.

I’ll post the results in a few days …

Update 3/3/2009: Getting a lot of responses (~400 completed surveys so far) – so thanks everyone.  Also, if you don’t feel like answering a question, or if it doesn’t apply, you can skip the question by clicking the next button. 

Update 3/5/2009: I have received about 1,000 responses so I have decided to close the survey.  Checkout the results here


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://mattberseth.com/blog-mt/mt-tb.fcgi/164

Comments


I can see where you're going with these questions and I'll bet the results will be interesting. A couple of things, though.

The question about whether you consider it unethical to post to a blog while at work is a tricky one. You may have an arrangement with your company that allows this as part of personal development, part of the job or some other reason.

A blog post typically takes a lot more effort and time than a status update for Facebook or a quick tweet. People might feel that the line is drawn based on the amount of time it takes away from work.

The other thing I wasn't sure about is your salary bands - I assume they're in US dollars? I'm in New Zealand and earn less than $50k US ($90k NZ) as a level 3 developer. That might make your results look a little skewed?

A log survey, i've completed. Hope it is useful.

Good luck with your new job!

Posted by: anonymous on March 3, 2009 02:00 AM

Developer I
Developer II
Developer III
?

:)

Looking forward to the results for this one! Posted a link on Twitter :p http://twitter.com/fredrik_k/statuses/1272881610

Couldn't find you on there?

Posted by: jas on March 3, 2009 04:04 AM

"service unavaible" on survey page

Posted by: monkey on March 3, 2009 05:20 AM

how about putting in an N/A answer in the survey. i had to answer untruthfully for some as i didn't want to disclose!

Done! waiting for the results!
I liked the survey. I think me and you Matt have something in common regarding switching jobs (again)

Posted by: Orry on March 3, 2009 08:55 AM

Hi Matt,

I have to agree with the monkey. There should be something in between no and unethical...

Looking forward seeing the results.

Completed the survey and looking forward to the results too.

Nice survey, expecting overall results.

Posted by: Andrew on March 4, 2009 06:11 PM

cool survey - next time, please don't forget those of us who:

1. are the boss/ceo (most likely of a startup)
2. dev+architect+more etc :)

looking forward to the results! :P

Posted by: Andy on March 5, 2009 03:45 AM

Done. The developer1, developer2 question - not sure how meaningful the results are going to be for that one. Either that actually means something in the US or something should have been updated before going live.

Must admit I'm intreagued to find the results :)

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Consulting Services

Yep - I also offer consulting services. And heck, I'll do just about anything. If you enjoy my blog just drop me an email describing the work you need done.

Recent Comments

  • Andy wrote: Done. The developer1, developer2 question - not sure how meaningful the results are going to be for ...
  • Andrew wrote: cool survey - next time, please don't forget those of us who: 1. are the boss/ceo (most likely of a...
  • Ponnu wrote: Nice survey, expecting overall results....
  • Amgad wrote: Completed the survey and looking forward to the results too....
  • Orry wrote: Hi Matt, I have to agree with the monkey. There should be something in between no and unethical... ...
  • Muhammad Mosa wrote: Done! waiting for the results! I liked the survey. I think me and you Matt have something in common ...
  • monkey wrote: how about putting in an N/A answer in the survey. i had to answer untruthfully for some as i didn't ...
  • jas wrote: "service unavaible" on survey page...