PostSharp Community Survey 2009: Results

by Gael Fraiteur on 11 Feb 2009

Thank you so much to all of you who have answered the survey. You have been 144 to give very valuable feedback. This is just  unexpected and very encouraging.

The results of the survey are very positive!

  • PostSharp is used by professionals in companies of all sizes, all over the world. Even very big ones!
  • PostSharp is used in production software by at least 30% of users. I think it is more, since survey invitations were skewed in favor of recent users (because users were not required to register before the beginning of January).
  • 98% of users consider that using PostSharp results in fewer lines of code and code of higher quality.
  • 90% of users consider that PostSharp is stable

Maybe the worse score is community visibility: only 61% of respondents considered that the project is well visible... to which I want to answer: go on, blog about it, talk about it in your UG, invite me if you can! The web site gets 86% of satisfaction with some negative remarks, mainly due to the problems we got with the recent launch of the new Joomla+phpbb system.

Another point requiring improvements is documentation: 77% consider that PostSharp is well documented, but 84% wishes better documentation. The most important feature for next versions is better run-time performance and library of ready-to-use aspects.

And finally, 70% of respondents declare themselves likely to buy a commercial version. Encouraging - although there can be of course a distance between intentions and acts!

But better read yourself:

Download PostSharp Community Survey 2009 Report (PDF)

Happy PostSharping!