A wide-ranging new survey has revealed interesting insights into the coding preferences of Mac developers.
The 2021 Mac Developer Survey surveyed more than 4000 programmers from over 90 countries and was conducted by Tower, which operates a Git client of the same name.
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Interestingly, despite working on a closed source platform, a majority of them contribute in some way or the other to open source projects.
In the same vein, while the number of Mac developers who expressed interest in working with Swift leads the pack at just over 28%, those interested in mastering Go (23.4%), Rust (23.2%), and Python (21.8%) make up a sizeable chunk as well.
Similarly, the fact that 76% of the developers use GitHub to host their code isn’t surprising. What does raise eyebrows though is that slightly over 10% of Mac developers prefer to host their code themselves.
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With almost two decades of writing and reporting on Linux, Mayank Sharma would like everyone to think he’s TechRadar Pro’s expert on the topic. Of course, he’s just as interested in other computing topics, particularly cybersecurity, cloud, containers, and coding.