19 Dec 2013

IDC: Hobbyist programmers on the rise

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An increasing amount of programming is being conducted by non-professional programmers, a new IDC study has found. Of the 18.5 million software developers in the world, about 7.5 million—roughly 40 percent—are “hobbyist developers,” which is what IDC calls people who write code even though it is not their primary occupation. ”While hobbyist developer populations were not forecast previously at IDC, it is expected that this population has seen a much faster rate of increase over recent years than the population of professional software developers and will likely grow at a faster rate in the future,” stated the report , compiled by IDC’s program director for software development research, Al Hilwa

IDC: Hobbyist programmers on the rise

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