Report: Google’s Developer Share Growing
We often think of it as a search engine, an email provider, or even a source of income, but a new report states that, as a developer, Google is also doing reasonably well.
Following its April 2008 Web Server Survey, Netcraft revealed, "Largely due to the growth at Blogger, Google’s developer share increases by 0.54% to 6.08% this month, while Apache falls by 0.27% and Microsoft by 0.14%." lighttpd and Sun are due to lose share, too, making Google the only developer to move ahead.
However, both Apache and Microsoft are still running far more sites, so, "[i]n absolute terms, this still means that Apache has gained slightly more sites than Google’s 1.07 million, while Microsoft gains 847 thousand sites."
What will happen next month is anybody’s guess; Netcraft goes out of its way to state that Google is not guaranteed to repeat this performance. The data pool should grow larger, at least, as Netcraft recorded a growth of 3.1 million sites for this month alone.
Netcraft’s survey involved almost 168 million sites, by the way, and a hat tip goes to Alistair Croll for being the first to cover it.