For the eighth consecutive year we run the annual curl user survey again in 2021. The form just went up and I would love to have you spend 10 minutes of your busy life to tell us how you think curl works, what doesn’t work and what we should do next.
We have no tracking on the website and we have no metrics or usage measurements of the curl tool or the libcurl library. The only proper way we have left to learn how users and people in general think of us and how curl works, is to ask. So this is what we do, and we limit the asking to once per year.
You can also view this from your own “selfish” angle: this is a way for you to submit your input, your opinions and we will listen.
The survey will be up two weeks during which I hope to get as many people as possible to respond. If you have friends you know use curl or libcurl, please have them help us out too!
The annual curl user survey is up. If you ever used curl or libcurl during the last year, please consider donating ten minutes of your time and fill in the question on the link below!
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The survey will be up for 14 days. Please share this with your curl-using friends as well and ask them to contribute. This is our only and primary way to find out what users actually do with curl and what you want with it – and don’t want it to do!
The survey is hosted by Google forms. The curl project will not track users and we will not ask who you are (and than some general details to get a picture of curl users in general).
For the 6th consecutive year, the curl project is running a “user survey” to learn more about what people are using curl for, what think think of curl, what the need of curl and what they wish from curl going forward.
This year, 670 individuals spent some of their valuable time on our survey and filled in answers that help us guide what to do next. What’s good, what’s bad, what to remove and where to emphasize efforts more.
It’s taken me a good while to write up this analysis but hopefully the results here can be used all through the year as a reminder what people actually think and how they use curl and libcurl.
A new question this yeas was in which continent the respondent lives, which ended up with an unexpectedly strong Euro focus:
What didn’t trigger any surprises though was the question of what protocols users are using, which basically identically mirrored previous years’ surveys. HTTP and HTTPS are the king duo by far.
The curl user survey 2018 is up. If you ever use curl or libcurl, please donate some of your precious time and provide your answers!
The curl user survey is an annual tradition since 2014 and it is one of our primary ways to get direct feedback from a larger audience about what’s good, what’s bad and what to focus on next in the curl project. Your input really helps us!
The results are in. The curl user survey 2017 was up for a little over two weeks and attracted answers from a total of 513 individuals. This was a much better turnout that last year’s disappointment – thank you everyone!
This year we learned that the distribution curve for the amount of protocols people use curl for looks like this:
And the interest in getting even more protocols supported is still high, if not even very high and I think the top-most requested protocol is a bit surprising:
The outcome of the survey is the analysis document in which I’ve summarized by thoughts and added a bunch of graphs and other diagrams that illustrate the numbers. In particular compared to previous’ years results. It became a 40 page thing as I’ve tried to be detailed and also somewhat elaborate on commenting and reacting to a lot of the write-in suggestions and comments!
If you want to draw your own conclusions or just verify mine, I also offer you the following source material:
The pristine 2017 CSV file as downloaded from Google, with all the results from the survey.
During my the work of producing the analysis document, I imported the 2017 CSV file into libreoffice and fiddled with a lot of numbers and graphs, most of that didn’t end up in the document but you can find the raw 2017 survey libreoffice calc file and verify the outcomes or the formulas used.
The annual survey for curl and libcurl users is open. The 2017 edition has some minor edits since last year but is mostly the same set of questions used before. To help us detect changes and trends over time.
If you use curl or libcurl, in any way, shape or form, please consider spending a few minutes of your precious time on this. Your input helps us understand where we are and in which direction we should go next.
Fill in the form!
The poll is open fourteen days from Friday May 12th until midnight (CEST) May 27th 2017. All data we collect is non-personal and anonymous.