SANTA CRUZ, CA - May 21, 2008 - Software developers ranked IBM's Rational Application Developer higher than Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) offered by Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and four others in the 2008 Evans Data Corp. IDE Users' Choice survey announced today and conducted in April of this year.
In the worldwide survey of over 1200 developers, only users of each IDE rated the corresponding product on fifteen different attributes including ease of use, compiler performance, performance of resulting apps, quality of tech support, documentation, debugger, editor, and application modeling tools. In addition the developers rated the importance of each attribute to provide relative weighting. Rational Application Developer took top scores in multiple categories as well as in combined overall score.
"IBM has created a true development powerhouse in Rational Application Developer," said John Andrews, president and CEO of Evans Data Corp, "RAD's robust development environment and the rich assortment of tools that are provided sets a standard of excellence in development tools as evidenced by its users overall satisfaction."
The IDE Users' Choice survey presents both the category rankings for each IDE but also the relative rankings of each IDE within attribute categories. The full report can be downloaded at:
Evans Data provides its Users' Choice reports to the IT community free of charge as a public service. Users' Choice reports cover several areas of satisfaction and interest to developers and IT managers, such as IDEs, application lifecycle and source control management, developer programs, scripting languages and more.
Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans' syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.
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