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[Analysis] Your favourite text editor/IDE?

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Just out of curiosity, I created this poll about the text editors and IDEs used by the awesome HackerNews community. I posted it on HackerNews and got 3005 responses. If you are interested in seeing the excel sheet, you can look it up here (it would be interesting if some one can mine this data to get more relevant and useful information).

Anyway, time for some results!!

Update: You can view the most recent results here




1. What text editor do you use?

VIM130448%
EMACS56121%
gEdit29211%
Geany622%
jEdit452%
Kate522%
Bluefish120%
Notepad++65424%
Textpad753%
UltraEdit512%
Coda733%
TextMate49718%







Others:

Kod BBEdit Sublime Text 2 eclipse Sublime Text sublime text redcar AkelPad BBEdi tNotepad2 EditPlus sublime text nano Redcar Sublime Text TextWrangler Sublime Text Scite Komodo EditPhpED sublimetext Sublime Editor 2 nano

2. What is your Favorite IDE?

Embarcadero Delphi161%
Netbeans33416%
Eclipse87743%
Mono Develop271%
Visual Studio52826%
KDevelop322%
Code::Blocks462%
IntelliJ’s IDEA22811%
Komodo IDE834%
Aptana Studio834%
ActivePython90%
XCode35617%






Others:
zend studio 5 vim emacs Emacs Rubymine Emacs None EMACS EMACS Redcar Coda emacs none emacs Vim PhpED Emacs vim+plugins EMACS EMACS PharoWing IDE Qt Creators pyder Vim Cloud9IDE UNIX emacs vim wing Sublime Text EMACS vim QT Creator

 

3. What programming language(s) do you use?

Java88331%
C#45116%
Ruby69825%
Python126144%
C/C++93333%
Erlang1024%
Haskell2007%
Lisp33812%
HTML/CSS98735%
Javascript115641%
Assembly893%
Perl2398%
Objective-C2679%
PHP29210%






Others:
Scala Tcl scala Clojure C Scala Ocaml F# Scala FORTH Go Malbolge Lua clojure scheme, vala, ocaml Pascal F# F# scala ColdFusion ActionScript Clojure Lua Bash Scala scala Fortran Smalltalk Scala

PS: People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%. Also, I committed a monumental mistake of not including PHP in the list. So, the Google excel sheet I have shared is a formatted one, which also includes PHP in the charting. The original excel sheet can be found here.

 

XKCD Image credit: carlos.bueno.org

Written by Utkarsh

March 22nd, 2011 at 3:46 am

Posted in Technology

5 Responses to '[Analysis] Your favourite text editor/IDE?'

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  1. HTML/CSS is listed under programming languages? WTF?

    Nick

    22 Mar 11 at 4:35 am

  2. @Nick FYI: HTML + CSS3 is Turing complete (github.com) – http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2300836

    Utkarsh

    22 Mar 11 at 4:42 am

  3. It’s a survey of text editor and IDE use. It’s not a resume. HTML/CSS shares most of the important characteristics of a programming language in this context.

    Doug

    22 Mar 11 at 4:49 am

  4. How are the results sorted ??

    chris

    22 Mar 11 at 5:09 am

  5. dennis

    23 Mar 11 at 6:24 am

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