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Stack Overflow survey: Nearly half of developers are self-taught

Paul Krill | April 13, 2015
Stack Overflow Developer Survey finds 48 percent of respondents never received a degree in computer science

But programming is a labor of love for many, Stack Overflow found. "Seventy percent of respondents reported that they spend two or more hours per week programming either as a hobby or working on open source software. Twenty percent of respondents spend more than 10 hours programming away from work. The average developer spends more than seven hours per week coding on the side."

Stack Overflow also found that 36 percent of developers love their jobs while 40.4 percent are somewhat satisfied. Just 1.9 percent hate their jobs.


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