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Survey Results

How good a software developer do you consider yourself?

Survey period: 23 Sep 2013 to 30 Sep 2013

Use whatever gauge you feel is appropriate, and be honest. No one can see your name next to your answer.

OptionVotes% 
Well above average36117.79
Above average77938.39
Average65132.08
Below average1668.18
Well below average723.55



 
GeneralRe: How you scale? Pin
etkid8426-Sep-13 12:09
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Brisingr Aerowing25-Sep-13 15:03
professionalBrisingr Aerowing25-Sep-13 15:03 
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Sushil Mate25-Sep-13 21:28
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GeneralUsed to be Pin
Mike Hankey23-Sep-13 14:00
professionalMike Hankey23-Sep-13 14:00 
General64% above average, 8% below average? Pin
Qwertie23-Sep-13 13:18
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svella24-Sep-13 4:58
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Nicolas Dorier25-Sep-13 0:01
professionalNicolas Dorier25-Sep-13 0:01 
GeneralRe: 64% above average, 8% below average? Pin
Tom Clement26-Sep-13 5:14
professionalTom Clement26-Sep-13 5:14 
1725 people responded (so far) to the poll out of 10 million users. Don't you think there might be some selection bias in those who choose to respond. Two points. First, the ones who respond are more likely to be the sorts of folks who are engaged in and interested in the programming community. I'd say those folks are more likely to be exceptional. Second, and perhaps more important, maybe the exceptional folks are more likely to be willing to toot their own horn than the below average folks are willing to admit to themselves that they might be in the wrong profession.

Frankly, I'm surprised the results aren't even more skewed towards the top.
Tom Clement
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GeneralAverage Perception Pin
G3ZHX23-Sep-13 10:33
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GeneralAbove average,but...! Pin
ridoy23-Sep-13 10:31
professionalridoy23-Sep-13 10:31 
Generalaverage !! Pin
Alaajabre23-Sep-13 6:37
Alaajabre23-Sep-13 6:37 
GeneralRe: average !! Pin
Gerry M23-Sep-13 6:50
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GeneralThanks a bunch Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:19
mveW Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:19 
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Dholakiya Ankit24-Sep-13 3:05
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GeneralI am a god! Pin
Marc Clifton23-Sep-13 4:53
mvaMarc Clifton23-Sep-13 4:53 
GeneralHang on a minute... Pin
ed welch23-Sep-13 2:01
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Fredrik Bornander23-Sep-13 2:39
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BillW3323-Sep-13 4:47
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S Houghtelin23-Sep-13 5:07
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BillW3323-Sep-13 6:10
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the retired23-Sep-13 5:05
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W Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:21
mveW Balboos, GHB23-Sep-13 6:21 
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Andreas Gieriet24-Sep-13 4:34
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GeneralDunning–Kruger Effect Pin
S Houghtelin23-Sep-13 1:33
professionalS Houghtelin23-Sep-13 1:33 
GeneralHow do you measure developer ability Pin
chriselst23-Sep-13 1:19
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