Tuesday 13 December 2011

Introduction to and data from the 2011 Reddit r/programming study

In November 2011, a survey was posted on /r/programming, which is a subreddit of Reddit. At the time, r/programming had about 345 000 subscribers. A total of 2502 individuals (n), which is 0.73% of the subscribers, clicked the link to the survey.

The raw data from the study can be downloaded from here (thanks TinyUpload!).

Sunday 11 December 2011

About blog started out by there being some programmers who were interested in finding out more about programmers.

As in every other aspect of life, there are well-founded opinions about programmers and less well-founded opinions about programmers. We believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts. In order not to make decisions on grounds you did not intend or on grounds that may be somehow unfair, you might want to reflect upon your opinions, and if possible, try to find out if there are any pieces of supporting knowledge, any pieces of evidence for your opinions. If not, maybe you’d like to update your opinions.