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Programming language trends

In your own projects, what computer language(s) do you usually use?

  • Java (50%, 8 Votes)
  • PHP (38%, 6 Votes)
  • Other (31%, 5 Votes)
  • Shell dialect (like Bash) (25%, 4 Votes)
  • C++ (13%, 2 Votes)
  • C (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Python (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Scripting language(like Groovy) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Scala (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Perl (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ruby (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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What computer language you specialize in?

  • Java (61%, 11 Votes)
  • PHP (22%, 4 Votes)
  • C++ (11%, 2 Votes)
  • C (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Scala (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ruby (0%, 0 Votes)
  • C# (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Basic (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Python (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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Best general purpose programming language is?

  • Java (57%, 8 Votes)
  • C/C++ (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Python (7%, 1 Votes)
  • C# (7%, 1 Votes)
  • PHP (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Basic (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ruby (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Scala (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Trend: what general purpose computer language will dominate IT industry in the next decade?

  • Java (48%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (24%, 5 Votes)
  • C/C++ (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Python (14%, 3 Votes)
  • C# (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Basic (0%, 0 Votes)
  • PHP (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ruby (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Scala (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Build tool trends

What are your favorite build tools?

  • nant (90%, 9 Votes)
  • make (10%, 1 Votes)
  • ant (0%, 0 Votes)
  • gant (0%, 0 Votes)
  • nmake (0%, 0 Votes)
  • rake (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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What new build tool would you consider as Ant replacement?

  • I prefer something else (88%, 7 Votes)
  • Nant (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Ant is still the best (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Rant (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gant (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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What build management tool does your project or firm use?

  • Buildr (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Maven 2 (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Ant (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Maven (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Maven 3 (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Ivy (0%, 0 Votes)
  • GAnt (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gradle (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rake (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Raven (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Any Make Type Tool (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Software Tests/TDD trends

Which test frameworks do you use?

  • Something different (77%, 10 Votes)
  • Selenium (15%, 2 Votes)
  • JUnit (or any other *unit*) (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Mockito (or any other *mock*) (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Fit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • JBehave (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Canoo WebTest (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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Virtualization trends

Which virtualization do you like most?

  • I don't use virtulization (71%, 5 Votes)
  • VM Ware (29%, 2 Votes)
  • Virtual Box (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Parallels (0%, 0 Votes)
  • coLinux (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Xen (0%, 0 Votes)
  • OpenVZ (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Something else (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Which virtualization is used on your Enterprise?

  • We don't use virtulization (75%, 9 Votes)
  • VM Ware (17%, 2 Votes)
  • OpenVZ (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Virtual Box (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Parallels (0%, 0 Votes)
  • coLinux (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Xen (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Something else (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Virtualized OS can be used for?

  • Something else (82%, 9 Votes)
  • Build environments (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Test environments (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Development environments (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Portable OS (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Standardized OS versions (0%, 0 Votes)
  • More Flexibility/Scalability (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Games (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nothing useful (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Estimate your experience level with Virtualization technology?

  • No experience (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Professional / Developer (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Expert / Admin (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Guru (0%, 0 Votes)
  • User (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Beginner (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Have tried (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Version Control/SCM trends

Which tool is used for SCM/VCS in your enterprise?

  • Subversion (SVN) (58%, 11 Votes)
  • We use no SCM (32%, 6 Votes)
  • Git (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Mercurial (Hg) (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Bazaar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • CVS (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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Do you plan to migrate to new SCM?

  • Our current SCM is just perfect (64%, 9 Votes)
  • Subversion (SVN) (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Git (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Mercurial (Hg) (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Bazaar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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What are the 3 most important SCM/VCS features for you?

  • Something else (80%, 8 Votes)
  • Simplicity (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Short learning curve (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Open-source (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Speed (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Bug-free (solve code problems, not SCM) (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Distribution (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Established SCM with large community (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cross-platform (works the same way for many OS's) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Number of capabilities and commands, more is better (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Centralization (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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What SVN client do you use?

  • Don't use SVN (88%, 15 Votes)
  • TortoiseSVN (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Command line (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Subversive (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Subclipse (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Idea SVN (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Different tool (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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How does version control (VCS) work in your enterprise?

  • Different answer (88%, 7 Votes)
  • Different groups have different permissions or roles (merge, admin, just view, etc) (13%, 1 Votes)
  • All developers can do anything with VCS (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Our SCM is managed by external partner (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Continueous Integration/CI trends

Which CI tools are used in your enterprise?

  • Something else (68%, 13 Votes)
  • Hudson (16%, 3 Votes)
  • TeamCity (11%, 2 Votes)
  • CruiseControl (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Continuum (5%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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Which features are most important for perfect CI tool?

  • Something else (70%, 7 Votes)
  • Parallel builds (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Simple usage (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Simple to extend (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Good support (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Large community with lots of plugins (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Available know-how (simple to find specialists to support your projects) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Good integration with other enterprise tools (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Open source (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Free tool (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Established standard, popularity (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Most advanced features (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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The setup of your CI environment is?

  • We don't use CI (100%, 9 Votes)
  • Just CI tool located on one of our developers computers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dedicated server for single CI tool (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dedicated servers with independent CI instances (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dedicated servers for master-slave configuration of CI (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Many CI setups distributed through teams (de-centralized setup) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • We use external cloud for builds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Different setup (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Who manages CI environment in your enterprise?

  • We don't use CI (86%, 12 Votes)
  • Dedicated person per team, teams decide on their own (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Contractor, single Release or Config Manager (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Everyone who can (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Employee, single Release or Config Manager (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Team, Release or Config Management (0%, 0 Votes)
  • External partner manages our CI (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Different answer (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Web frontend trends

Which Selenium configurations do you use to test your web front end?

  • We use other tool (82%, 14 Votes)
  • Selenium Grid (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Selenium Grids under CI (like Hudson or TeamCity) (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Single Selenium (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Many Selenium grids on one Server (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other config (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Which frameworks do you use to test your web frontend?

  • We use no test automation (86%, 12 Votes)
  • Selenium (14%, 2 Votes)
  • FITnesse (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Windmill (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WebDriver (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Watir (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Canoo Webtest (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sahi (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other framework (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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What tools do you use for site design?

  • Something else (75%, 6 Votes)
  • Code directly to my site, no design tool (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Photoshop (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Artisteer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gimp (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dream Weather (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Free online tools and generators (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tools from my provider (0%, 0 Votes)
  • CoffeeCup tools (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Enterprise tools trends

You parse your logs using?

  • Something else (63%, 5 Votes)
  • Grep (any version) (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Log parsing tool (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Program you wrote (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Shell script you wrote (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Any text editor (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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What would describe state of logging infrastructure of your enterprise best?

  • We have no logging infrastructure (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Tons of logs and no good way to handle them (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Tons of logs and finding the problem might take days (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Problems can be found quickly thanks to our tuned logging and analyzing system (17%, 1 Votes)
  • System reacts to the problems by sending messages to the teams most qualified (17%, 1 Votes)
  • No log system setup, we loose important data (0%, 0 Votes)
  • We can extract the info from log files in acceptable time (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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OS Shell trends

Your skill as shell programmer is?

  • FreeTime coder (acceptable) (26%, 11 Votes)
  • Novice (21%, 9 Votes)
  • No skill (21%, 9 Votes)
  • Developer (good) (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Admin (very good) (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Guru (perfect) (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Best shells (or command line language) are?

  • Bash (63%, 34 Votes)
  • Zsh (22%, 12 Votes)
  • Different shell (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Power shell (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Csh (4%, 2 Votes)
  • IPython (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Dos cl (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Ksh (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Quicksilver (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Lush (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rush (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pash (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fish shell (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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Software Migration/Upgrade trends

How would you prefer to migrate to new technology?

  • I would prefer different method (89%, 16 Votes)
  • Send your employees to seminars or workshops (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Hire new specialist with right know-how (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Get contractor to introduce this technology to your enterprise (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Let one or many developers learn new technology (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Invite coach to teach this technology to your teams (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Buy some interactive course or certification software (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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SQL trends

Which SQL implementations are mostly used in your projects?

  • MySQL (50%, 6 Votes)
  • We don't use SQL (33%, 4 Votes)
  • MS SQL Server (17%, 2 Votes)
  • PostgreSQL (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Oracle (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Standard (0%, 0 Votes)
  • DB2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • mSQL (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Informix (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Something else (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Digital Copyright trends

Would you buy digitally protected media or software?

  • Never (86%, 6 Votes)
  • No, because then I might get difficulties using product myself (14%, 1 Votes)
  • Absolutely (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, because I understand that it protects the rights of owner (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I might, if I really like the product (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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Unix trends

Your favorite X-Windows?

  • Don't use X (50%, 11 Votes)
  • Something else (18%, 4 Votes)
  • GNome (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Kde (9%, 2 Votes)
  • LXDE (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Xfce (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Fluxbox (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Enlightenment (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Blackbox (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Java trends

Your favorite Java IDE is?

  • Eclipse (37%, 11 Votes)
  • Something else (33%, 10 Votes)
  • NetBeans IDE (17%, 5 Votes)
  • IntelliJ IDEA (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Borland JBuilder (3%, 1 Votes)
  • JCreator (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Oracle JDeveloper (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Package management trends

Your favorite way to manage packages is?

  • Something else (82%, 9 Votes)
  • Manually (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Apt-get command line (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Tarball command Line (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Debian Dpkg command Line (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Synaptic (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Adept (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Internet trends

Your favorite browser?

  • Firefox (41%, 7 Votes)
  • Something else (29%, 5 Votes)
  • Opera (18%, 3 Votes)
  • Chrome (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Safari (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Firefox based (swiftfox, iceweasel, etc) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Internet Explorer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Galleon (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lynx (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Consumer electronics trends

Most important features for perfect mp3 player are?

  • Smth. else (81%, 13 Votes)
  • Price (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Simple, good usability (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Sound quality (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Brand (cool to own new iPod) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Design (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cool features (DNSe, appz, etc) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Integrates with other things (3rd party created sound system for my mp3 player) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Physical feats (small, light, flat, etc) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Extras (good earphones etc) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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