Poll Result: Eclipse and NetBeans Are the Most Used IDEs
This past week's java.net poll suggests that Eclipse and NetBeans lead the way among IDEs, and are about equally popular. A total of 528 votes were cast. The exact question and results were:
Which IDE do you use?
- 39% (207 votes) - NetBeans
- 41% (216 votes) - Eclipse
- 8% (42 votes) - Another IDE
- 7% (38 votes) - Multiple of the above
- 4% (21 votes) - I use a text editor
- 1% (4 votes) - Other
The results suggest that NetBeans and Eclipse share a predominate position among IDEs, and are used by at least 80% of Java developers.
Three comments were posted.
rdelaplante objected to IntelliJ IDEA not being specified among the options:
Leaving out IntelliJ IDEA is like leaving out Eclipse
denkagave that comment a "ditto," adding:
Sun bought the wrong company (hope this did not affect the poll selection)... But then so did Borland :)
I actually did think about making IntelliJ IDEA one of the options. But, then, I also considered the fact that there are other IDEs that have their own core group of advocates, and the options list had to be truncated somewhere. So, I explicitly named the IDEs that, based on what I've observed, probably have the biggest user communities -- namely, Eclipse and NetBeans. I'll assure
denka that the fact that Sun supports java.net had nothing to do with the decision to not give IntelliJ IDEA it's own slot.
If the actual poll results have any accuracy (the poll, of course, is not scientific), then my decision was the right one. If IntelliJ IDEA really is as important and as widely used as Eclipse, then the "Another IDE" option should have garnered the largest share of votes. But the actual votes cast for "Another IDE" was only about 20% of the votes cast for either Eclipse or NetBeans. Possibly IntelliJ IDEA is much more widely used than the poll suggests, but its users don't visit java.net all that much?
New poll: GlassFish's future?
Yesterday, I studied the history of GlassFish downloads over the past four years, and noted that GlassFish appears to be on the cusp of a major leap in adoption. Staying on that subject, the new poll asks "What future do you foresee for GlassFish?" Voting will be open through next Thursday.
Next week should be real interesting: I'm spending a big chunk of it at Oracle's OpenWorld conference. I'll be helping out Scott at his keynote. As usual, I expect Scott to be fun :-). I'm
doing a talk the next day down the road at the Hilton where Oracle is holding their
conference. Sun is leading a number of sessions on enterprise topics. I'm going to try to stretch people's minds about what "enterprise" means.
Oracle OpenWorld 2009 begins on Sunday, October 11, and continues until October 15 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Oracle Develop, a premier developer conference for Oracle technologists sponsored by Sun Microsystems, takes place from October 11 to 13 at the nearby San Francisco Hilton. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 1800 sessions, 400 partner exhibits, keynotes from the world's technology leaders, hands-on labs, several special networking events, and more...
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