SANTA CRUZ, CA, June 26, 2006 - Evans Data Corp has just released The Developers’ Choice - IDE Scorecard, a study in which 1,200 developers worldwide rank the top IDEs they are using. IBM Rational Application Developer was named the number one IDE (Integrated Development Environment) based on user rankings for the second consecutive year.
Rational Application Developer is competing against commercial IDEs such as Adobe/Macromedia Studio 8, Borland’s JBuilder, Netbeans, and Oracle Developer Suite to name a few. Sixteen distinct categories, from best debugger and compiler to best web design tools, are ranked.
“IBM’s commitment to open standards allows the individual developer and development teams to more easily develop cross-platform applications,” said Roger Oberg, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, IBM Rational Software. “Our ranking in the IDE Scorecard affirms the value our partners and customers receive from our industry leading software development platform.”
“IDEs are a fundamental key ingredient of a developer’s success and in fact we find that most use 2-3 in their work flow,” said John Andrews, president of Evans Data Corporation. “It’s a tribute to IBM that in this highly competitive segment they continue to hold the lead in overall developer ranking.”
Microsoft’s Visual Studio.NET is by far the most widely used IDE in all 3 major geographic (NA, EMEA, APAC) regions. Visual Studio.NET also placed second in overall ranking, followed by Borland’s Delphi in third place.
The Developers’ Choice – IDE Scorecard, available for free download from Evans Data, is a part of two larger studies. The Developers Choice Pro and Enterprise Version are progressively more in-depth and include regional breakdowns as well as the actual scores of all IDEs in each category.
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