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.NET developer statistics - a word from Microsoft

Microsoft's John Montgomery is quoted in Chris Sells' Weblog regarding the numbers that Microsoft has on .NET developers worldwide.

Microsoft's John Montgomery is quoted in Chris Sells' Weblog regarding the numbers that Microsoft has on .NET developers worldwide. There are roughly 6 million professional developers worldwide, about 90% of whom target Windows. 4-5 million of those 6 million developers targeting Windows are Visual Basic developers. There are about 2.5 mln .NET developers. More than 60% of the Fortune 100 develop using .NET. Forrester says that 56% of enterprises in North America are choosing .NET for their development requirements vs. 44% choosing J2EE.