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Where can I find statistics on worldwide developers and software companies? [closed]

I try to find an answer of a very difficult question. The question is: How many developers and how many software companies are there in the world? For example if I check the Statistic Austria ...
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Where is this from (originally)?: “80% of the lifetime cost of a piece of software goes to maintenance”

In the Sun Java coding conventions document (here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/codeconv-138413.html), it states: "80% of the lifetime cost of a piece of software goes to maintenance" Does ...
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Programming language trends

Are there some statistics out there that show the approx. number of users that popular programming languages have and the rate this number increases over time?
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When profiling a function for time use, what information is desirable?

I'm writing a program similar to Python's timeit module. The idea is to time a function by executing it anywhere from 10 to 100,000 times depending on how long it takes and then report results. I've ...
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Unit Testing with an Optimization Problem

Suppose I'm making an algorithm that identifies the subject of a picture. It could be anything that a computer doesn't do that well, but I'm not expecting to get the right answer every time - 80% is ...
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why is a naturally ordered set generated at 9 but not 10 digits

code found at: fatal error...Java Runtime Environment: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Presuming that the problem indicated above is due to the test app and not due specifically to method ...