Mac developers reveal all their deepest secrets
A new large-scale investigation has revealed some interesting information about the coding preferences of Mac developers.
The 2021 Mac Developer Survey surveyed over 4,000 programmers from over 90 countries and was conducted by Tower, which operates a Git client of the same name.
According to the report, while most Mac developers do full web development (26.3%), those who develop iOS mobile apps make up a quarter of those surveyed.
Interestingly, although working on a closed source platform, a majority of them contribute in some way to open source projects.
On a related note, while the number of Mac developers who have expressed an 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%) are also not insignificant.
In terms of choice of text editors and integrated development environments (IDEs), it’s no surprise that Visual Studio Code with 56.7% and Xcode with 33.8% are the favorites.
Likewise, the fact that 76% of developers use GitHub to host their code is not surprising. What raises eyebrows, however, is that just over 10% of Mac developers prefer to host their code themselves.