I have been running a poll on my site for a couple of months now, asking users how they develop their applications (on a live production server, on a shared development server, developers running the free developer edition locally, or on a separate development instance on a production server). With over 600 responses, here are the findings. The bad news is that too many of you do your development on live server, while that is terrifying to say the least, thankfully it is only 14% of respondents. The good news is that 52% of you use a dedicated development server or a dedicated development instance on a shared server, that is good to hear. The somewhat surprising result is that just 32% of you use the free Developer Edition, preferring to development on shared servers instead. And so my question to you is why? Please share.