I spent yesterday on the front page of Hacker News for my git primer, which resulted in over 12K page views and some fascinating insight into what technologies are being used by HN’s readers. Here are some of the main data points:
Chrome is stomping Firefox among HN-browsing developers (50% vs. 27%).
Almost 10% of readers came from mobile devices (8.62%). That’s pretty stunning to me. We all know mobile dominance is coming, but this seems high for being this early.
Apple is still crushing among developers (most hits were for the post about git), with almost double the hits of all the competitors in the next nine positions.
My takeaways are that mobile browsing is accelerating faster than I thought, and that Chrome and iOS are dominating among those most capable of using alternatives. ::
1 Keep in mind that a git primer is going to call out an even more specialized subset of the HN population, so this isn’t representative of *all* HN readers.2 I’ve been predicting Chrome’s domination since its beta launch.3 My web server configuration giggled very slightly at the traffic . 🙂