The Code of No-Code

Jan 21 2017

Every so often (about once a year) the question gets asked "Which IDE do you use?". This question got responses for more than a year. Then this one and now this one.

At last count out of 1562 responses:

  • 668 (42.8%) sublime
  • 412 (26.4%) webstorm (456 / 29.1% storm)
  • 195 (12.5%) vim
  • 185 (11.8%) atom
  • 175 (11.2%) brackets
  • 99 (6.3%) notepad++ (121 / 7.7% notepad)
  • 90 (5.8%) visual studio (113 / 7.2% studio)
  • 70 (4.5%) netbeans
  • 69 (4.4%) intellij
  • 57 (3.6%) eclipse
  • 36 (2.3%) aptana
  • 30 (1.9%) emacs
  • 16 (1.0%) textmate
  • 11 (0.7%) coda

You'll notice that these don't add up to 100%. That is do to the error introduced when someone mentions more than one editor in their comment, but I think the results are close enough. You still get a general sense of the most used editors.

The method I used in the console to search through the responses (Note that you have to "show previous posts" and "show more" on all the posts to load all the data):

function findIDE(name) {
  count = 0;
  $('.comment-body').each(function(){
    var c=$(this).html();
    if (c.match(new RegExp(name, 'i'))) count++;
  });
  console.log(count);
}

And, for posterity these are the results from my first run that I did on the first 756 responses:

  • 338 (44.7%) sublime
  • 216 (28.6%) webstorm (235 storm)
  • 102 (13.5%) vim
  • 95 (12.6%) brackets
  • 53 (7.0%) notepad++ (72 notepad)
  • 53 (7.0%) atom
  • 41 (5.4%) netbeans
  • 39 (5.2%) intellij
  • 34 (4.5%) visual studio (49 studio)
  • 31 (4.1%) eclipse
  • 19 (2.5%) aptana
  • 12 (1.6%) emacs
  • 10 (1.3%) textmate
  • 7 (0.9%) coda