We interrupt our regular programming to bring you a different kind of dataset that shines a light on the state of web development.
I’ve partnered with the dev.to community to issue a survey with a mix of demographic questions (eg age, gender, education) and technical questions (eg browser preference, feature usage, workflows, etc). They’ve made the results publicly accessible and encouraged the community to mine it for insights. To make it easier, I’ve added the results to the HTTP Archive BigQuery project here: https://bigquery.cloud.google.com/table/httparchive:scratchspace.dev?tab=schema
I’m very interested to see what insights our community could find in there with a bit of BigQuery fu.
Here’s a sample query to get you started:
SELECT _43__Are_you_a___ AS animal, COUNT(0) num FROM `httparchive.scratchspace.dev` GROUP BY animal ORDER BY num DESC
Comment in this thread or create a new post on DEV if you find anything interesting in the dataset.
I’m recording an episode of my YouTube series, The State of the Web, with two of the DEV cofounders on Thursday, and we’ll be referencing interesting community stats.