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Q: Flash Programmers ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Flash Programmers
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: bpjoneser-ga
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Posted: 30 Jul 2002 11:43 PDT
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Question ID: 46977
How many Flash programmers and designers are their in the world?

Request for Question Clarification by lot-ga on 30 Jul 2002 12:16 PDT
Do you want the head count for pirate users too?
regards lot-ga

Clarification of Question by bpjoneser-ga on 30 Jul 2002 12:22 PDT
I take Pirate userd too, but only if that can be separated out.  I'm
more interested in an official number.
Subject: Re: Flash Programmers
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 30 Jul 2002 12:40 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Bpjoneser,

There are from about 500,000 to over 1 Million Flash developers

Different sources give different numbers, since it's very hard to
effectively measure the exact number; e.g. if you want to count sold
Flash development tools, a single one of those could be used by
several programmers/ artists on the same computer during different
times -- and that's not even counting pirate users.


Macromedia 2001 Press Release quoting vice-president Peter Goldie
"extensive worldwide reach with more than one million Macromedia Flash
developers worldwide"

Flash Kit Fall 2001
"Flash has a very large following right now. (...) Right now there's
over 500,000 flash developers worldwide"

O'Reilly - ActionScript: The Definitive Guide
"Flash has become the de facto standard for hundreds of thousands of
multimedia web developers worldwide"

The numbers have grown enormously since 1998, when Ben Dillon
(Macromedia's director of product management for Flash) said there are
50,000 Flash developers. See:
Wired - Flash Flies with Navigator (by Chris Oakes),1282,12836,00.html

Hope that helps!

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bpjoneser-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Very good answer.  Not an exact number, but pretty recent quotes, from
apprpriate people, (and links to them) are very helpful.

Thank you!!!

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