Most popular programming/development tools used by software developers worldwide, as of 2015

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Code text editors58%
SQL databases50%
Testing tools42%
Bug-tracking software40%
UI design and prototyping tools38%
Project management tools38%
Code analysis tools36%
Performance profiling tools33%
DB modeling and design tools31%
App servers and middleware31%
Requirements management tools29%
System and object-modeling tools25%
Cross-platform mobile AD tools24%
Load and stress testing tools23%
Release management tools22%
Commercial software components22%
Business rules engines16%
NoSQL databases15%

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The statistic displays the top tools used by software developers worldwide, as of April 2015. According to the survey, 31 percent of software developers employed database modeling and design tools.
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August 2015
Survey time period
April 2015
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855 respondents
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