DaveNet: Saturday, April 5, 1997; by Dave Winer.
Jan 14 -- Developer SurveyWelcome to the second survey of platform choices for Macintosh developers. The first survey was conducted on January 2 and 3.
Sponsorship. This survey is sponsored by MacWEEK, Seybold Seminars, and DaveNet.
Goals. To learn more about the current direction of the Macintosh development community. A secondary goal is to understand how the direction changed during the week of January 6, when Apple communicated its direction to developers.
Timing. The survey begins on [Macro error: ] . It completes on [Macro error: ] . You can monitor the survey in real-time on the Survey Results page. When the survey is complete, come back to this page for the final results.
Changes since the first survey. We welcome Next developers to participate in the second survey.
The Java Virtual Machine is now available as a platform choice. This is distinct from Java the programming language, which can be used to create CGI applications or code that runs inside of a web browser. If you indicate that you plan to, or are currently developing for the Java VM, you are working on apps that are accessed thru the native operating system. Thanks!
We send back a cookie, but not to limit voting. If you keep the cookie, we'll be able to track changes on an individual basis if we do a third survey.
Mac or Next Developers only. Respond to this survey only if you are actively developing software for the Macintosh or Next platforms.
We want to know how you feel right now, at this moment. Do you know what platforms you'll be developing software for in the future? Base your responses only on what you know right now. You may change your mind later as more facts become available.
This isn't a corporate survey. If you work for a company that develops software for the Mac, or if you develop Mac software in your spare time, please fill out the form.
The responses are accumulated into a summary, so you aren't making a public statement. You may include the URL of a web page that describes your products, but unless you state your future platform preferences on your site, no one will know how you voted.
Please be honest about your true at-this-moment platform intentions.