Less Important Questions from StackOverflow's Developer Survey

Posted: 2017-06-16

The StackOverflow post on tabs vs. spaces made quite a splash yesterday with the revelation that people who indent their code with spaces earn more, on average, than people use tabs.

They've made their dataset available for download so I wrote a quick script to see what else we can learn about developer salaries.


There's not much difference.

Choice of editor

This is the one we've all been waiting for.

Ship it?

Fortune favors the bold.

Clicky keys

You probably should just talk to your officemate instead of using this result.

Open source helps

Toward this end, I've open sourced this analysis. I still don't really know my way around pandas/Jupyter, so maybe you can do better.

Ian Webster

About the author

Ian is a software engineer based in the Bay Area. He has helped Google, NASA, and a dozen governments around the world improve their data pipelines and visualizations. He maintains a handful of cool websites like DinosaurPictures.org, MeteorShowers.org, and this one.

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