Current Development Trends of Java Web Programmers

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Current Development Trends of Java Web Programmers

Check out ZKoss' evaluation of survey data collected from Java Web Programmers. Which JDK version and IDE is the community currently using?

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In today's world, we must constantly evaluate various web technology and make decisions as to which to use, which to eliminate, and which to aim for. Therefore, it is crucial to keep up-to-date with the current habits of web developers. Java Web Framework ZK has conducted a community survey that seeks to answer several key questions.

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According to the results, a substantial number of developers, approximately 45%, have upgraded to JDK 8; however, over 50% of participants are still working with previous versions.

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Although the common perception is that IntelliJ has become more popular due to superior efficiency, it appears that Eclipse still remains the majority’s preferred mode of web development. 75% of survey participants continue to rely on Eclipse, while a considerably lower number, at 19%, are currently developing with IntelliJ.

ZK engineer shares his insight as to why Eclipse is able to maintain this lead, despite being a more traditional solution: “Many developers remain creatures of habit and enjoy programming in the familiar environment of Eclipse.”

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Since January 2016, Microsoft has stopped supporting IE 8, 9, and 10. Correspondingly, our results indicate that one-third of developers have upgraded to IE11. However, it is important to note that the majority, at 51%, aims to continue supporting IE8, 9, 10. A small percentage of developers (11%) are unaffected by this change, as they are not planning on incorporating IE into their projects.


  • 45% of developers are using JDK 8.
  • 75% of developers work with Eclipse.
  • 19% of developers currently use IntelliJ and 6% use Netbeans.
  • By Fall 2016, 32% of developers expect to support IE11 and 30% expect to support IE10 and above. 21% of developers will likely support IE9, while 11% are not planning on supporting IE at all.
eclipse, ie, ie11, intellij, java, jdk, jdk8, netbeans, web developer, zk framework

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