Dang near everything runs on software these days. So naturally, software development is striking more and more people as a great way to make a living.

Development testing company Coverity came up with these handy stats to visualize just how big software development is becoming in 2013.

And right alongside the popularity of developer as career choice, we’re seeing developer services booming, as well. From startups that teach you how to code to everything-as-a-service for developers, there’s never been a better time to build a business that serves software developers.

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