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The VMware Ecosystem Engineering group is running a Developer Survey to enhance our understanding of the tools and interfaces that developers are currently using.  A few weeks ago, I posted some preliminary results that show frequently used programming languages.  (See the August 18th, “Preliminary Results from the Developer Survey” post and the August 9th, “Next Generation Development Tools” post.)

I am always curious about which tools developers prefer.  So, I want to share the survey results from the frequently used IDE and Editor question.  

On average, developers selected 2.1 IDEs or editors.  Eclipse, Visual Studio, and Notepad++ are all popular, but over 40% of the respondents still use Vi or Vim on a regular basis. 


In addition to the selections, seven people wrote in PowerGUI, and two people wrote in Sublime Text.

Thanks again to those of you that completed the Developer Survey!  If you have not had a chance to complete the Developer Survey, please take a few minutes to help us better understand your preferred development environment.    

Please check back for more survey results in future posts.

Matt’s short bio:

Matt Stander is the Product Manager for VMware’s Ecosystem Engineering Infrastructure team.  Matt is focused on providing the best possible tools for the VMware Developer Community and VMware’s partners.  When not collecting or analyzing data on market trends, you can find him on the tennis court or running through Palo Alto.