EclipseCon 2007 Demographics

When people register for EclipseCon we ask some ‘optional’ questions to better understand who is attending EclipseCon. Last year I shared the results via my blog, so I thought it might be interesting to do the same this year.

About 1000 people took the time to answer the questions, so I think the results are a pretty good reflection of who was there.

Length of time using Eclipse

62% of the conference respondents have been using Eclipse for more than 2 years. This is a big jump from last year, when 42% had been using Eclipse for more than 2 years. Only 13% of the respondents have been using Eclipse for less than 1 year.


Job description

If you thought there are a lot of developers at EclipseCon, you were correct. 65% of the respondents identified themselves as a developer or architect. This was the exact same percentage in 2006.


What projects are hot?

It is always interesting to see what projects people are using. No surprise JDT is #1. RCP usage continues to be very strong.

Eclipse Projects

Type of Organization

Finally we asked what type of development is Eclipse being used for? Not surprisingly 44% of the respondents worked for ISVs but close behind we 37% using Eclipse for internal IT development. Again, very little change from 2006.


4 Responses to EclipseCon 2007 Demographics

  1. EclipseCon demographics

    Ian Skerrett has been gracious enough to share some results of the optional polling for EclipseCon 2007. Approximately 1000 people took time to answer the questions so the answers are a pretty good reflection of the overall Eclipse user community.

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