We asked, you answered: here are the latest results from our survey of what topics you'd most like us to cover, with links to the ones that have been posted. A few notes:
- N = 188 responses.
- This is the first time data visualization has dropped out of the top 5.
- It's also the first time that nerdish subjects like computational complexity and functional languages have placed anywhere near the top.
- There's a noticeable mismatch between things we think people should know (like version control) and things people think they want (building desktop GUIs).
Conclusion: more data ≠ more insight.
|2.53||Automating Repetitive Tasks|
|2.47||Build a Desktop User Interface|
|2.40||Create a Web Service|
|2.37||Debugging with a Debugger|
|2.34||Designing a Data Model|
|2.27||Geographic Information Systems|
|2.22||Handling Binary Data|
|2.17||Integrating with C and Fortran|
|2.07||Packaging Code for Release|
|1.95||Static and Dynamic Code Analysis Tools|
|1.76||Testing and Quality Assurance|
|1.74||Using the Unix Shell|
|1.65||Working in Teams/on Large Projects|