- The most popular programming languages among respondents were Java (69.5 percent), C/C++ (10.5 percent) and PHP (9 percent). Many developers also use multiple languages.
- Twenty-five percent of respondents said they did not use a particular software development methodology while 7.8 percent did not know what they used. Scrum was the most popular methodology identified, with 15.4 percent using it.
- Subversion, at 58.3 percent, was top source code management system in use, followed by CVS with 12.6 percent, which actually was down 20 percent from 2009.
- MySQL was the leading deployment database, with 31.8 percent using it, followed by Oracle's database, with 21.6 percent. Oracle became owner of MySQL earlier this year when it completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Besides developers, other respondents to the survey included system architects, students, consultants and others. Eclipse compared figures to results from previous surveys taken in 2007 and 2009 but no survey was taken in 2008. About 75 percent of respondents this year use an Eclipse IDE.
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