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Subject:PHP developers on WIndows
Summary:Site visitors != developers
Author:Dave Kennard
Date:2014-04-25 19:01:42
Update:2014-04-25 22:09:20

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Picture of Dave Kennard Dave Kennard - 2014-04-25 20:56:04
I was wondering what the figure of 77% of percent of PHP developers using Windows on desktop was based on?

Is it just based on visitors to the site? Or is it based on a survey the site did where developers specified what platform they develop PHP on?

For example, I always visit this site on my Windows desktop, but I do all my development work in Linux. If the stats are just based on site visitors, I would be counted as using Windows for development, when actually I use Linux. I expect others work in a similar way to me too.


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Picture of Manuel Lemos Manuel Lemos - 2014-04-25 22:09:20 - In reply to message 1 from Dave Kennard
It is from logged users in the PHP Classes site. It's not visitors, as the same visitor may come to the site multiple times.

The site processes the browser user agent string to the operating system. ...

Some people probably like you use Linux virtual machines on Windows because it is a more similar environment than the production environment but they still prefer to use Windows for development.