Some obvious and surprising results from the WebRTC developers survey we had two weeks ago.
Remember that survey? The one with questions about preferences of developers in WebRTC?
There was a giveaway attached to it, which has run its course. The 3 lucky winners have already received word and I assume they have received the digital copies of their books. That said, the survey is still open for developers to speak their mind (I’ll be monitoring it once in a while).
And now for the interesting part – the results.
WebRTC is for the web. I always said that, but here we see it clearly. 60% of the developers are either frontend or backend. Telecom comprises only 21% of the votes. Using the notorious 80-20 rule(s), you can say that Telecom is but 20% of the use cases WebRTC is suitable for.
When it comes to frameworks, Angular.js rulz. A fifth of the developers are doing mobile using native – I thought we’d have more of these.
Want to use WebRTC or do anything in the future with communications? It is time to learn a bit of Node.js. It is the most popular choice of all.
Somehow, people believe Microsoft will be first with WebRTC before Apple. I have an opposite view on it, but that’s just me.
You all LOVE webrtcHacks.com.
If you are looking for an in-depth analysis of the results, then Chad did just that on webrtcHacks.
I’d like to thank all those who participated in this survey.