Eclipse Community Survey Shows Open Source Application Development Trends

Recently, the Eclipse Foundation surveyed 1,696 open source developers about their operating systems, databases, languages, and source code management systems of choice. Among operating systems used for development, Windows still leads with 58.3 percent of respondents, but that’s down from 64.3 percent in 2009. Linux use for development increased from 26.9 percent last year to 32.7 percent this year. For deployment, Linux led with 44 percent of survey respondents.

MySQL led among most popular databases, with 31.8 percent of respondents, followed by Oracle with 21.6 percent. And while Eclipse development has been primarily Java-focused, other languages like PHP and C/C++ are also popular.

For source code management, a majority of respondents (58.3 percent) use Subversion, followed in popularity by CVS and Git.

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