The Developer Economics survey is the most entertaining global developer survey, providing the dev community with knowledge, insights, and fun!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, is currently underway! This is the thirteenth developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. Every year, more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in the survey, so it is a chance to be part of something big and make your own contribution to the developer community.

The survey features questions on topics such as development resources and where to find them, tutorials and courses, distribution channels, developer tools and SDKs, as well as languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, and revenue models.

Developer feedback speaks for itself

Feedback from developers who have already taken the survey is more than positive. Have a look at what they have been sharing so far:

  • "You somehow always make these surveys really interesting and entertaining."

  • "I thought the theme was pretty interesting, I like the ability to opt into doing parts of the survey that interest me. Quite a large breadth of questions that I thought were well thought out and worth asking."

  • "Developer economics surveys are significantly better planned and implemented than most online surveys. I love the gamification :)"

What makes the Developer Economics survey so special?

It's set in outer space.

Interesting how everyone mentions the sci-fi theme, right? The survey is not just simply sci-fi themed but it also includes a sci-fi game designed to offer an extra fun factor. While taking it, your answers are gradually forming a profile, showing you what kind of character you'd be in a sci-fi developer universe. When you finish, you'll get to read your full profile in your Developer Scorecard. What's your character going to be? A cyborg trooper, a technomancer, a bounty hunter? Your profile will also include graphs showing how your responses compare to other developers' answers in your country, so you'll get a sense of how you compare to other devs.

So many tools, so little time: find out about new ones!

While taking the survey you will be asked about a big range of tools platforms and technologies. You may be surprised to see that some of them are new to you! And don't forget that you will receive the Developer Economics Q3 2017 report (due in August 2017) based on key survey findings.

If you really like it you can share your enthusiasm and win cash.

The process is very simple, once you complete the survey, you will be asked to join the referral program. Sign up and start promoting! It is very important to promote the referral exclusively to your fellow developers and not other acquaintances of yours. The top 50 win up to $700 in cash.

There are some mega prizes, too.

Participants can win one of the many prizes available including an iPhone 7, a Pixel phone 32GB, an Oculus Rift, a Surface Pro 3, and a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership.

It's fun - we promise!

There are jokes in this survey. Developer jokes. You know - the ones everybody else usually doesn't get.

Take the survey