Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Knego, Peter (06/13/2011), It's official: developers get better with age. And scarcer., Peter's Blog: About Coding and Stuff, Retrieved on 2011-08-28
  • Source Material [coding-and-more.blogspot.com]
  • Folksonomies: programming wisdom coding experience age retirement


    28 AUG 2011

     Programmers Get Better with Age

    This kind of data is hard to come by, but thanks to almighty Stackoverflow ands their wise decision (thanks Joel), to make this data publicly available we can mine this data to our collective benefit. With a simple bash script to download the data, a small Java program to extract the stats and Google Docs to make the graphs, I was able to produce some interesting stats. I pulled in data of about 70.000 developers whose Stackoverflow reputation is over 100. On average 53% of them have their ...
      1  notes

    An ingenious conclusion arrived at by mining data on Stack Overflow finds that developers answer more questions as they get older and contribute more to the community.