I came up with an interesting way of figuring out where professional Flex developers live without trying to break into secret underground Adobe vaults where classified sales info is stored. Here’s the deal, but first, I’d like to stress the word PROFESSIONAL here, which means people who use or are planning to use Flex for the real-world project development. Here’s my logic – our book RIA Development with Adobe Flex and Java has been printed and the publisher ships it all over the world. As of today, this is the only advanced book on programming enterprise applications with Flex, and this book is not cheap even for American programmers. This technically means that if someone purchases this book, s/he’d better be damn serious about programming with Flex.
I’ve asked the publisher (Sys-Con Media) to send me statistics (not the abs numbers but percentages) of the book paid orders by country, and these are the numbers:
UNITED STATES 61.26%
SOUTH KOREA 1.20%
SAUDI ARABIA 0.90%
SOUTH AFRICA 0.90%
HONG KONG 0.30%
NEW ZEALAND 0.30%
Pretty interesting picture, isn’t it? No surprises that the most of the orders came from the USA (these filthy rich Americans). But I was pleasantly surprise by the fact that
Spain came second. Wow!
Italy is the fifth! Good job Marco Cassario!
Small Netherland is kicking Flex asses!
Russia made it to the first ten! Yes, spending money on computer books is OK. Good Job Michael Klishin!
What surprises me is that India, Denmark, Brasil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Thailand purchased the same number of books.
What do you think of this statistics?