In May 2014, ZeroTurnaround, a software company who created JRebel & LiveRebel, released the result of their global survey on 2164 Java professionals for their 5th year in Java development research reports.
The following are the results for The 2014 Leaderboard of Java Tools and Technologies survey, which has a 2.1% sample error:
82.5% – JUnit : Top testing framework used by developers
70% – Jenkins : Most used CI Server in the industry
69% – Git : #1 Version Control technology out there
67% – Hibernate : the top ORM Framework used
65% – Java 7 : the industry leader for SE Development
64% – Maven : Most used build tool in Java
64% – Nexus : the main repository used by developers
56% – MongoDB : The NoSQL technology of choice
55% – FindBugs : most-used Static Code Analysis Tool
50% – Tomcat : the most popular Application Server
49% – Java EE 6 : found in the most enterprises
48% – Eclipse : the IDE used more than any other
40% – Spring MVC : most commonly used Web Framework
32% – MySQL : the most popular SQL technology
The top four technologies in which developers are really interested in are as follows:
58% – Gradle : almost 6 in 10 developers say they want to learn more about build tool.
49% – IntelliJ IDEA : almost half of developers would rather use IntelliJ than any other IDE
47% – Scala : 47% choose Scala as their next JVM language
35% – Java 8 : over 1/3 of developers see getting familiar with Java 8 as their highest priority until 2015<
Seventy one percent of the Software Developers (which Java professionals commonly called as) build Web Apps while only 3% voted for creating apps for Mobile. Most of them still use Microsoft Windows (50%) for desktops and Google Android (66%) for mobiles.
For Java EE, 68% use the Java EE (+SE) in which Java EE version 6 made it to the top with 49% votes. Meanwhile, Java 7 got 65% for the most commonly used version of Java SE.
Using only SQL got 53% votes wherein MySQL (32%), Oracle DB (30%) and PostgreSQL (19%) made it to the top 3 for the Primary SQL technology while MongoDB dominates the Primary NoSQL technology category with 56% votes.