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Open Source Developer Report

Some highlights from the report

  • Linux continues to gain market share on the developer desktop. Close to one
    third of developers (33%) now use Linux as their primary development operating system; this is up from 20% in 2007. In parallel Microsoft Windows has dropped from 74% in 2007 to 58% in 2010. Linux continues to be the most popular deployment operating system.
  • Developers continue to use open source solutions in their software development environment. Respondents report JQuery and Spring are the most popular frameworks for building RIA and server side applications.
  • Deploying to a cloud infrastructure is a current option or planned option for 29.5% of the respondents. Amazon EC2, Google App Engine and a private cloud are the popular choices for those considering a cloud infrastructure.
  • Eclipse users tend to use the most recent version of Eclipse. A large majority of developers use the most current Eclipse Galileo release (75.5%) or a milestone build (7.1%).
  • 89.1% are satisfied or very satisfied with Eclipse.

The complete report is available at

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