The Survey, 2009

by ALA Staff

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  1. Survey is helpful for all. Every man learn from here some exceptional information. But survey should be perfect.

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  2. …it is nice that you guys conducted this survey. not everyone would have a heart on this one. if there would be some technical problems, i am sure no one wanted that to happen. let’s just be thankful that one is willing to know and share truths about things.

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  3. letting someone take a survey is indeed a very great thing to do in order to get some of the truths that are kept hidden. if we want to know the reality, we should be able to have the heart to seek for what is missing.

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  4. I (fortunately) have multiple jobs, one of which is web design. While some questions of the survey ask specifically for the web design part of my life, others don’t, and to me it has not always been clear how to answer, so I had to guess (and other people will guess differently). Just a suggestion for 2011: If you ask for my income, make clear if you mean all the money I earn or just the money from the web design part. Also, I am an employee (not web design) and a freelancer for web design – some questions are simply hard to answer then, and I don’t think I’m the only one.

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  5. A lot of web developers are Indian, sure. But remember that not many people (relative the the sheer amount of people who could be considered “web developers”) even go to websites like these at all; as the majority of those who do are interested more in learning and expanding their skills rather then hammering out html/css/js/php/cf/whatever. Basically, what I’m saying is that the people taking this survey is going to be a reflection of the amount of developers who are “aware” – not just the amount of developers that “exist”.

    It’s similar to the fact that the developers who would benefit the most from thedailywtf.com are the developers who would never go there in the first place as they consider their job a 9 to 5 hackfest instead of a skill that is gradually expanded on.

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  6. I love the idea of the survey.  What a simple way to acquire a vast amount of simple information and use it to make a hypothesis of the make up of the web world.  No survey is perfect, but I might recommend making this one just a bit shorter, or maybe I am just lazy. ;)

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  7. It looks like the survey is pretty comprehensive, albeit a few people had issues with it not being specific enough.  Are there any updates as to when the results will be ready and how they will be made available?  Looking forward to reviewing your findings.  Thanks!

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