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Sneak Preview: The 14 Leading Java Tools & Technologies for 2014


*Update* The full report by RebelLabs is now published, please check it out for 60 pages of stats and even more pretty images!


At RebelLabs, we love statistics and hearing from engineers. For our annual survey on Java tools, technologies, productivity and methodology, we
asked over 2000 developers about the tools they use and how they feel about them (each completed survey donated to charity).

We gathered data for 14 tool types and technology categories – from Java EE vs. SE, IDEs and App Servers to Version Control Systems and Code Analysis tools – to bring together the big picture for what’s going on in Java. This sneak preview is the 2014 Leaderboard for Java Tools and Technologies (open in new tab for the enlarged version).


  • David Leppik

    So, if I’m reading this right, a little O next to the label means that so few people use anything in that category that you felt the need to normalize it. That, to me, is more interesting than the absolute numbers. So 56% of respondents use MongoDB, but far fewer than 32% use MySQL? If that’s the case, relational databases are really far less popular than I thought.

    Or is that a typo? Should MySQL have an asterisk rather than an “O”? (I would think a lot of developers support multiple relational databases.)

  • Oliver White

    Hey David, thanks for asking–in the full report this is explained in more detail, but in the case that ≥5% of respondents (all questions were required) selected “Do not use it”, then we normalized the results to exclude non-users. It wasn’t anything too ridiculous, like “Ooh, 10 people use X so I guess it has a 100% share of the Blurg market!”

    In this case, a greater % of the smaller NoSQL market is held by MongoDB, but more people surveyed are using SQL in general. All of this is explained in the report, coming next Tuesday. Btw, it’s a bit small, but SQL does in fact have º and not a * … we really wanted to launch this image just to annoy those who look at the footnotes carefully. Haha, just kidding. Pop me an email at and I’ll see about sending you an early copy of the report, before it goes public :-)

  • Viraf Karai

    I’m seriously doubtful whether Java EE6 is all that popular. Lightweight frameworks like Spring have decimated JavaEE. If a company uses only Servlets, JSP and JavaMail that doesn’t really amount to JavaEE – does it?

  • Shravan

    Java is going to rule the industry with scala

  • shakeer

    No yar

  • snowboy

    yes yar