Nick Langmaid started in the information technology industry in 1976 as a mainframe systems programmer. In the 30 years since, he has worked for many companies, large and small, designing and implementing systems to satisfy their business needs. Nick is the principal consultant at Solution Space, and specializes in requirements management and software system design. In addition to working with the SitePoint team, Nick is currently working with one of Australia’s largest companies to use web technologies to extend and modernize its retail point-of-sale operations.
In what may be the largest survey of web developers ever, The State of Web Development 2006/2007 exposes four key web professional stereotypes. In this review, Nick explains how the stats were collated, and what they revealed about the industry and those who work in it.