… at least according to 4,800 PHP developers participating in Zend’s annual Developer Pulse survey.

You have to hand it to Zend. That company has its priorities straight. It asks its constituency of PHP developers really important questions like: What’s your favorite sci-fi show/movie? And the results are in.

Of the 4,809 PHP developers surveyed in the Developer Pulse, Star Wars was top dog; followed by (gasp) Avatar; then Star Trek.

Here’s the data:


Previous Developer Pulse results showed beer to be the preferred adult beverage for developers — 29 percent of whom said they “live for it” last year. And in 2011, we learned that Metallica reigned supreme among musical choices. On the flip side, respondents that year showed a strong resistance to Bieber fever as well as a pronounced ambivalence about Lady Gaga.

Feature photo courtesy of Flickr user Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer

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  1. Jeremy Richard Homan Thursday, May 9, 2013

    When Avatar beats Star Trek, then we know that this study is bullshit and/or people are morons.

  2. Prashant Ryan Joseph Thursday, May 9, 2013

    @Jeremy LOL

  3. When avatar beats star trek, and the matrix doesn’t find a mention its double the bullshit.

    1. PHP developers don’t realize that the Matrix was fiction.

  4. PHP Developers? Enough said.

  5. Arthur Dent Friday, May 10, 2013

    Of course lazy PHP “developers” prefer Star Wars. Why don’t you poll programmers of a REAL programming language?

  6. Derek Cheng Friday, May 10, 2013

    Ok. They also liked Stargate more than Dr. Who., Aliens, and BSG. PHP isn’t programming though. it’s fancy templates.

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