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Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015


#1

Very interesting report with data about independent software developers including mobile devs, webdevs, and desktop devs. (I guess that fits most of us here).

https://www.developereconomics.com/reports/developer-economics-state-of-the-developer-nation-q3-2015/

One caveat: to download the report you’ll need to register on the site.

/edit: Here’s an article summarising the report if you don’t want to register: itworld.com/article/2957215/development/how-to-make-money-as-an-independent-developer.html

(Eh, sorry can’t make the last link clickable - the forum tells me I’m not allowed to post links because I’m new …)


#2

Interestingly itworld.com/article/2957215/development/how-to-make-money-as-an-independent-developer.html shows:
-desktop developers make very nearly as much as cloud developers (revenue per developer?)
-licensing is more lucrative than ads


#3

Licensing has become a significant part of my income…when licensing works, it is a really nice way of earning money from your software.


#4

Can somebody explain how licensing is defined in this context?