Forrester's Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013, was fielded to 2,038 software developers located in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the UK, and the US from companies of all sizes, as well as students and freelancers. This survey is part of Forrester’s Forrsights for Business Technology and was fielded during February 2013 and March 2013. ResearchNow fielded this survey online on behalf of Forrester. Survey respondent incentives include points redeemable for gift certificates. We have provided exact sample sizes in this report on a question-by-question basis.
Each calendar year, Forrester’s Forrsights for Business Technology fields business-to-business technology studies in more than 17 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, and developed and emerging Asia. For quality control, we carefully screen respondents according to job title and function. Forrester’s Forrsights for Business Technology ensures that the final survey population contains only those with significant involvement in the planning, funding, and purchasing of IT products and services. Additionally, we set quotas for company size (number of employees) and developer type as a means of controlling the data distribution. Forrsights uses only superior data sources and advanced data-cleaning techniques to ensure the highest data quality
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