LIGHTNING RELEASES – SANTA CRUZ, CA. July 8, 2014, When asked to rank various types of tools on the values of how important they are and how satisfying the tools are, software developers worldwide gave the category of Application Modeling Tools the highest ratings for satisfaction, in the recently released Evans Data Global Development Survey.  The survey of over 1400 software developers found that while ALM tools are the most satisfying, they are not the most important.  Debugging tools were more important, as were development frameworks, but didn’t rate as highly on the satisfaction scale.

“We’ve been measuring both the perceived importance and satisfaction of various types of development tools for several years”, said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. ”This year we married the two measurements, to create a value quadrant that clearly shows what type of tools developers value and are happy with and what types show room for improvement.  While there are some similarities globally, as in the case of ALMs, for other types of tools we see regional differences.”

An example of regional perceptual differences is the fact that developers in the APAC region find performance tools to be more important than other regions,  and in EMEA the developers assign a lot of importance to static security analysis tools, but are very unsatisfied with the ones that are available..

Click here to see the value quadrant for development tools in North America:

Now in its 16th year, Evans Data’s Worldwide Development survey is conducted twice a year globally and sold in regional segments.  It covers a full complement of topics related to current development including:  Platforms and Languages, Development Tools, Continuous Development and DevOps, Moblie Development and Monetization, Database and Analytics, Cloud development, Security, APIs, Technology Adoption and more.

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