IT people live in a different world from firmware developers.
Stackoverflow has a new survey of their readership. It’s interesting.
Perhaps the most surprising result: we are not them. They claim 32 million visitors per month. Most estimates peg firmware developers at about 500,000 worldwide.
IDC figures there are, well, a lot of software engineers in the world. (ICT means “Information and Communications Technology.”)
Consider the age of respondents to the Stackoverflow study:
The most recent UBM study of the EE/Embedded market
pegs the average age of those of us in this business at just shy of 48.
In a shocking result, considering how important software is to the functioning of the world, most Stackoverflowers have little formal education in the field:
Continue reading on EE Times’ sister site, Embedded.