About You

Our readers and editors are passionate about innovating in software development, just like we are. Today, InfoQ has 980,000 unique monthly visitors and that number is growing. In March 2012, (our English site) completed its most recent readership survey. Here's what you, our readers and editors, told us about you and your readership.


  • 29% of respondents came from companies with 1,000 or more employees; 41% came from companies with 100 or fewer employees
  • InfoQ readers are seasoned influencers: 57% of participants are team leads or supervisors, and 26% have cross-team managerial responsibility

Why InfoQ

  • 76% of respondents said they come because of practitioner-led, high-quality content 73% come for innovative information that drives innovation in their organizations
  • The three most followed content areas on InfoQ for respondents are Java (66% of respondents), Architecture (65%), and Agile (59%)
  • The top two "personas" (title segments) respondents identify with are Developer (76%) and Architect (72%)

Your Innovation

  • 33% of respondents are building b2b mobile applications and 26% are planning to do in the next 12 months; 32% are building consumer mobile applications and 21% are planning to do so in the next few months
  • Java is the most used programming language in the past year (76% of respondents), followed by JavaScript (70%)
  • 75% of respondents are using relational databases, and 61% use Java EE
  • The top 5 agile practices used by respondents are continuous integration (55%), standup/scrum meetings (47%), refactoring (47%), short iterations/springs (45%), and test automation (39%)
  • 49% are currently implementing or planning a private cloud-based computing option; 36% are currently implementing or planning a public cloud-based solution

Referral of InfoQ

  • 90.4% of respondents would refer or have referred InfoQ to a colleague. We thank you for your loyalty and trust, and we work hard to keep it.

Sharing Content

  • 86% of our readers in this survey actively forward content, and the most popular content forwarded are articles and presentations, respectively.
  • 52% share links from InfoQ 1-3 times per month, 10% share 7 or more times per month
Hear What Our Readers Have to Say

My current employer wanted me to stop many of my external activities, including InfoQ writing…While I could have stayed and stopped doing external writing/training/speaking, I felt it was a sacrifice that I didn't have to make. I'm a better technologist because of the research I do for InfoQ and my other external activities. I think it's a privilege to get to write for InfoQ, and it's one worth changing jobs for! - Richard Seroter

Writing for InfoQ does make me better at my work, which is a big reason of why I keep doing it! -Roopesh

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