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150 respondants.

How many years of WO experience do you have?

 

2010

2009

Less than 5 years

27%

27%

5 to 9 years

38%

43%

10 years and more

35%

30%

Please rate your WebObjects knowledge

 

2010

2009

Novice

10%

11%

Intermediate

27%

44%

Advanced

43%

45%

Expert

20%

Unknow

What kind of programming background did you have before learning WebObjects?

 

2010

2009

Java (JRE, applets, J2ME)

56%

53%

C/C++

53%

53%

Objective-C (Cocoa, NeXTStep, OpenStep, YellowBox)

34%

28%

J2EE (Spring, Struts, JSF, etc.)

20%

18%

PHP

19%

24%

PERL

16%

22%

.NET

2%

6%

None

5%

4%

Delphi

3%

3%

Python

2%

2%

Ruby

2%

2%

How much % of your time in your work week do you develop with WebObjects?

 

2010

2009

Less than 25%

28%

21%

Between 25% and 49%

14%

19%

Between 50% and 75%

18%

18%

More than 75%

41%

42%

How did you start using WebObjects?

 

2010

2009

Took a new job where WO is used

39%

44%

Learn about it on Apple's (or NeXT) Web site

24%

23%

Found it in the dev tools and was curious

10%

11%

Other, please specify

16%

10%

Local user group presentation/demo

3%

5%

Read about it on an another Web site outside of Apple or NeXT

3%

3%

Learn about it at WWDC

3%

2%

Read about it in a magazine

1%

1%

Read about it on wocommunity.org

1%

1%

What kind of WO training did you take to learn WO?

 

2010

2009

Self-learning with books

75%

73%

Self-learning with Apple documentation

62%

63%

Apple Authorised training courses

19%

23%

Training done inside my organization

12%

23%

Custom training outside my organization

2%

6%

Training at Big Nerd Ranch

2%

3%

Tutoring from other developers

2%

3%

WWDC

1%

2%

WOWODC

1%

1%

At school

1%

1%

Was an Apple employee/trainer

3%

Unknow

By reading the source

1%

Unknow

Where do you go for WebObjects information and help?

 

2010

2009

Mailing lists

67%

75%

The wiki

49%

40%

Google

22%

19%

Apple documentation

20%

25%

Wocommunity.org

15%

9%

Books

12%

10%

Collegues or friends

11%

5%

Wonder documentation/source

7%

3%

WOWODC videos/conference

4%

1%

Podcasts

4

0%

Help from well-know community members

3%

5%

Jad

3%

1%

Blogs

3%

1%

WWDC videos

1%

0%

Paid support

0%

2%

Twitter

0%

2%

Local user group

0%

2%

Have you attended WOWODC in the past?

 

2010

2009

Yes

42%

28%

No

58%

72%

Are you aware of the community wiki (wiki.objectstyle.org)?

 

2010

2009

Yes

97%

95%

No

3%

5%

Are you aware that podcasts are available on wocommunity.org?

 

2010

2009

Yes

81%

75%

No

19%

25%

Which version of Eclipse are you using?

 

2010

2009

3.3.x

2%

14%

3.4.x

22%

65%

3.5.x

25%

21%

3.6.x

42%

Didn't exist

Not using Eclipse

7%

 

The WOCommunity Organization was founded to help promote WebObjects and improve conditions for its community of developers. To do this we need financial and volunteer resources. What do you think would be the best to fund our activities?

Annual memberships

42%

Sell individual presentations, t-shirts, and other products

30%

Fund raising drives

11%

All of the above

5%

Sponsorship

4%

Conferences

2%

Other

5%

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