Visual Studio Code Has Surprisingly Huge Linux Use & Other Developer Metrics
The Clear Linux team released their survey results on Wednesday that indicate the various developer preferences of those 250+ polled. Most of those polled either identified as a software engineer or software architect. Some highlights include:
- Ubuntu and Arch Linux were the most used distributions of those polled while Clear Linux was used by just 4% of those who took part in this survey.
- Most (59%) had 6+ years experience.
- By far the most used development tool was Visual Studio Code at 37.6%! That was quite surprising to see the Microsoft IDE coming out well ahead of Qt Creator at 8% and others like Intellij, Eclipse, Android Studio, GNOME Builder, and others.
- GCC had about 55% usage compared to Clang at 11%.
- When it came to text editors, Vim led the space at 35% while Sublime came in at 15% and then in third at 12% was Emacs.
- 48.5% of the developers polled used Firefox to Chrome at 30%.
- Python, Shell, and C were the most familiar programming languages while Ruby, Typescript, and Go were the least familiar.
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