As the F# community continues to grow, we at fsharpWorks think that it is helpful to all of us to get hard data on how we use F#, what is going well, and what needs more work. We hope that the answers to these questions will provide actionable data that can used by the community to improve F#. Plus, it’s a bit of fun! Who doesn’t love looking at surveys?
These are NOT “official” surveys sponsored by the F# Software Foundation or Microsoft. They are sponsored by us at fsharpWorks, as a fun way to share information about the F# community.
In April, for the second time, fsharpWorks organized the F# community survey. Over 600 developers completed the survey in 2016 (which is 15% more than in 2015). The survey provides an insight into the brains of the F# community. In this article, I’ll summarize some of the results.
What are the reasons why developers choose F# for their projects in 2016? How are they using F# and what are the application domains where F# excels? What are the new trends since the previous year? And what are the biggest challenges for the future?
This is the F# snippet used to analyze results of the fsharpWorks annual F# community survey to figure out what are the most popular F# tools and libraries. The snippet does some minimal data cleanup, but more work is needed to get precise results!
The survey was open for one week, from April 12th 2016, to midnight April 19th 2016, and has now closed.
The survey was open for one week, from April 12th 2015, to midnight April 19th 2015, and has now closed.