Eclipse community have just released their yearly survey (about 900 participants).
I see this survey as a good source of data to feel the current development vibe.
So, I looked at the survey results several times and decided to write my specific conclusions extracted from the survey.
I have analyzed the survey and want to only write about the big changes I saw which are worthy of my attention (and probably yours too if you read my post).
My Personal Survey Conclusions
- Open source has lost some of it's prestige (a pity) [Slide 9]
- Open Hardware and Internet of Things are here to stay [Slide 13, 17]
- Most Eclipse users, upgrade their IDE soon after each yearly release [Slide 15]
- Application Servers: Tomcat remains first, but JBoss is gaining [Slide 23]
- Repositories: CVS is finally dead, SVN is dying fast and GIT is gaining fast [Slide 24]
- Build Tools: Ant is dying fast, Maven is leading big time, Gradle is gaining fast [Slide 25]
- Continuous Integration: Jenkins is winning, Hudson is dying [Slide 25].
- Web based IDE: People are sniffing around but it doesn't catch yet.
So what should I do
- Experiment with Hardware / IOT / Arduino
- Upgrade eclipse to the latest asap
- Learn JS
- Switch from Tomcat to JBoss
- Switch from SVN to GIT
- Consider Gradle as a Maven substitute
- Switch from Hudson to Jenkins
- Forget about web based IDEs