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    Top 20 Open Source Development Tools

    These open source IDEs, version control systems, text editors, frameworks and DevOps tools are among the most popular in use today.

By most accounts, developer interest in open source technology is thriving. According to a 2017 Black Duck Survey, 90 percent of IT workloads running today use open source code. In addition, 86 percent of organizations surveyed said their use of open source is either growing or remaining constant, and 48 percent said the number of developers they have contributing to open source projects is increasing.

Open source development tools are particularly popular. In that Black Duck survey, 57 percent of organizations said they use open source development tools, while 53 percent use open source DevOps or cloud computing tools. And in a separate GitHub survey, 72 percent of developers surveyed said that they always seek out open source tools when evaluating their options.

So which open source tools are developers using?

This slideshow highlights 20 of the most popular source IDEs, version control systems, text editors, frameworks, libraries and DevOps tools. Please note that it doesn't include programming languages, and it is not a ranking. And if you think we should have included other open source development tools in the slideshow, feel free to post a comment below.

This article was originally published on 2017-10-13

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