Analysis of data from the survey with developers on Stack Overflow: A Case Study

Yogesh Beeharry, Manish Ganoo

Abstract


Many businesses are understanding the current evolution of Big Data Analytics around the world. Along this line, businesses are investing enormously in view not to lose competitive advantage. The work in this paper, analyses the data from the survey conducted with the numerous developers on Stack Overflow in order to gain insights on the directions of programming languages, databases, and the job seeking status of the developers. Results show that the trend is developers want to use more the programming languages and databases used on cloud platforms for Big Data Analytics. Additionally, a Distributed Random Forest model with 87.64% accuracy, for predicting the job seeking status of developers shows that the developers may not be looking to move to new job environments and would prefer staying in their current company or organisation. This would be an indication that developers are most probably looking forward to bring added value to their current companies/organisations as Big Data Analytics would start to be adopted.

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