How developers communicate. Not (using social media)!

How developers communicate. Not (using social media)!

on Jun 8, 10 • by Eric Hollebone • with 1 Comment

So a while back, I explored where developers get their information.  Surprisingly, it is hard to find hard data on the subject.  As a bonus from a Forrester study commissioned by Klocwork into the habits of code review, part of  the data revealed developers’ use of social media tools.  When asked directly...

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So a while back, I explored where developers get their information.  Surprisingly, it is hard to find hard data on the subject.  As a bonus from a Forrester study commissioned by Klocwork into the habits of code review, part of  the data revealed developers’ use of social media tools.  When asked directly about their use of these tools to communicate with other developers, the majority polled would not choose a social media channel.

Software developer social media usage for communications with other developers

It just goes to show that yet again, software developers are a breed apart.  As an aside, as I was researching this topic, I found an interesting post on why Social Media Experts are poets, Software developers are novelist that delves into ideas on barrier-of-entry as related to quality-perception of creative tasks.

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One Response to How developers communicate. Not (using social media)!

  1. James says:

    I think a lot of developers use email or some sort of IM to communicate with their fellow developers (in the same company).

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