Over 70% of JVM developers use IntelliJ
For years, we’ve seen the dominance of JetBrains
IntelliJ IDEA in the Java ecosystem. This year is not
any different. IntelliJ IDEA is the most widely used
within the JVM community. Also, the adoption of Visual
Studio Code and Apache Netbeans grew tremendously.
We found out that more than half of the JVM community
sees fit for multiple IDEs.
More than 76% of the JVM developers use Maven to
build their applications
Maven is still the number one build system for the Java
ecosystem. With more than 76% of developers using Maven,
it is even higher than in last year’s survey. Gradle is
comfortably holding second place with 38.1%, also
scoring higher than it did last year.
Spring Boot and Spring MVC are the most
dominant frameworks for the JVM
The Java world is still a Spring-dominated world,
with over half of the market using Spring Boot and
almost a third using Spring MVC. In general, we see
that we live in a highly Spring-dominated universe,
which appears to indicate that the Spring folks are
doing a great job serving the community.