SANTA CRUZ, CA. November 16, 2015, Windows 10 is being rapidly adopted as a development host environment by programmers worldwide according to the newly released Global Developer Population and Demographics Study from Evans Data Corp. The number of developers using Windows 10 has increased more than 645% in the last six months, going from 198,000 in the late spring of this year to over 1.4 million today. The number of developers targeting Windows 10 has also jumped significantly and currently stands at over 3.7 million.
The study, which combines the industry’s most exhaustive developer population model with the results of Evans Data’s biannual Global Development Survey also provides fresh population data for the four major regions: North America, APAC, EMEA, and Latin America and for more than 40 countries. Population numbers for adoption of the hottest tech areas are also included.
“Windows 10 is absolutely being received well by developers, especially those who never adopted Windows 8,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. “Developers were hesitant about 8, but Windows 10 brings a lot more promise for those who want to target newer devices without losing their connection to the still mammoth world of Windows on the desktop. The possibility of addressing all Windows devices with one app is very appealing.”
For the general developer population, estimates and projections for growth to 2021 show India and China to be the fastest growing markets, though the rate of growth for Russia rivals them and Brazil is seen to be having an immediate upsurge.
The Global Developer Population and Demographics Study is published twice a year and contains developer population estimates by country and region as well as population numbers for developers adopting various technologies.
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