File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Meaningless Drivel and the fly likes How many professional software developers are there? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Head First Android this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Other » Meaningless Drivel
Bookmark "How many professional software developers are there?" Watch "How many professional software developers are there?" New topic
Author

How many professional software developers are there?

Jesper de Jong
Java Cowboy
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 14917
    
  26

According to this article from InfoQ there are 11,005,000 professional software developers.

I've heard Oracle say that there are 9 to 10 million Java developers. So, does that 90% of the developers are Java developers?! Java is one of the most used programming languages, but I doubt that these figures can be compared directly like this.


Java Beginners FAQ - JavaRanch SCJP FAQ - The Java Tutorial - Java SE 8 API documentation
Ulf Dittmer
Rancher

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42956
    
  73
Maybe those "Java developers" include everybody who ever took a course that taught them how to write an applet, and who are now doing something different (or are using different languages).
Pat Farrell
Rancher

Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 4659
    
    5

There may be 11 million folks who claim to be professional software developers, meaning the take a paycheck for writing code.

That does not, IMHO, make them professionals. I would quickly cut out 90% of any mass produced number. Maybe a million, world-wide, maybe
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: How many professional software developers are there?
 
It's not a secret anymore!