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Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud services aren’t listed at all ?
Note that this survey was limited to people in companies with fewer than 100 employees – probably shops with very little IT budget, limited to open source tools. If they did the survey again with companies with more than 100 employees, or Fortune 500 companies, or basically with any company you have ever heard of, the results would be considerably different.
I agree with Greg Long, this survey is pretty skewed towards low budget shops, and web development shops at well. Not really representative of the industry as a whole.
Just look at the text editor. Most developers use Textmate?
It’s Mac only. And proprietary. So most developers work on Macs and actually pay for their text editor.
I’ve seen this obscure statistic before. I wasn’t able to find more information about it, explicitly not at bestvendor.com. So, Framework has 59% covered, what’s the rest and why is it missing? This graphic is a good example for “check your sources”.
OMG!! no Edit Plus!??!
These stats are NOT accurate.
Look like it’s not accurate.
No Visual Studio?
The stats are probably accurate but the sample set is highly skewed and unrepresentative. There is nothing wrong with sampling just your set of chosen customer base but you know… announce it at the top where people start to form their conclusions, not as a byline at the bottom. And don’t leave huge percentages unmarked. Is the large grey area one product or one hundred.
The IDE are all JAVA based, no .Net or other languages at all. All they polled are boutique shops. That are going to use as much Free development tools as possible which will skew the actual results.
I love F/LOSS, but this result set is obviously skewed towards smaller development shops like mine.
“500 leading software developers” – what exactly does that mean?
* How was this sample selected?
* Should I have answered that “anonymous” call to my cell last month?
* When it comes to accurate statistics, completely random samples are needed, right?
It appears that the sample should say “500 small company web-app and smartphone software developers” instead. Nothing wrong with that.
No MS-Visual Studio? Seriously? If you are programming for Windows desktops, then you most likely use VS. Sure, GTK and Qt are nice, but most shops would still use VS for desktop development.
I feel sorry for all the people using those fat IDEs. I guess there are lots of Core i7s with 16GB RAM being sold to run those.
This does bode well for F/LOSS uptake at startups. As they grow, the tools should get better and better.
Text Mate over Notepad++? Seriously?
No Visual Studio!!?
I thought VS is more popular than aptana
3% Oracle is also a surprise
I, too, came to comment on the oddly missing Visual Studio. I end up switching back and forth between IDE’s based on what I’m trying to do. Windows application or game? Visual Studio 2010. Java? NetBeans. Website? Aptana.
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