The Working Programmer uses Windows

Here’s a graph of the traffic breakdown by OS from Google Analytics of the Common Java Cookbook:

Can you guess which colors represent which operating systems?

  • 1st Place: Blue: Windows
  • 2nd Place: Green: Linux
  • 3rd Place: Orange: Mac

It is no contest. Working developers use Windows. If they don’t use Windows then they just as likely to use Linux or Mac. This is a year-long snapshot from Jan 1st ’09-’10, and this trend is consistent with other larger, developer-focused web sites that I see analytics numbers for.