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Some of you may recall that in 2012 we ran a survey on “HTML5 hype” as we wanted to make sure our bullish opinions on HTML5 were in-touch with those of the developer community. We liked the insight we gained from that survey so much, as well as the industry response to it, that we decided to do it again. This time more than 5000 developers responded! We got so much feedback from all over the world that from now on we are dubbing this survey “The Global Developer Survey” 
Although the survey investigated a number of HTML5-related issues, we were particularly interested in the following:

  1. HTML5 adoption trends. Both geographical breakdown and adoption based on company size  
  2. HTML5 importance to software developers 
  3. Trends evolving in the Native vs. HTML5 debate
  4. Software developer preferences for existing and emerging mobile platforms

The survey findings are quite interesting! If you’d like to see the full results, just download the free PDF from our Kendo UI Global Developer Survey 2013 page. To give you a little taste of the results here are a few points the survey found. We also created a pretty cool infographic consisting of some key findings; see the bottom of the blog post for details. 

  • Fifty percent (50%) of those surveyed developed a variety of apps in 2012 using HTML5, and 9 out of 10 plan to use HTML5 in 2013.
  • Only 15% of the more than 5,000 surveyed would use “Native-only” to target multiple platforms
  • Developers ranked BlackBerry and Apple iOS as the more difficult platforms to work with.

To see the rest of the survey yourself, check-out the complete survey results for all the details and analysis. 
If you would like your opinions to be included in the next edition of the Kendo UI Global Developer Survey, please sign up for Kendo UI monthly newsletter (see survey page) (no spam, we hate it too!) and watch out for the next survey in the second half of 2013.
Please share these results with both HTML5 fans and skeptics; it will help bring them together. Finally, let us know what you think about the results in the comments.

HTML5 infographic

To see our “HTML5 hype” 2012 survey please go to:

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About the Author

Sasha Krsmanovic

is a VP of Product Marketing at Telerik and is based in Toronto, Canada. A geek at heart, Sasha works with HTML and JavaScript developers worldwide and loves learning from passionate people. You can follow Sasha on Twitter @k_sasha.


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