Eclipse is #1 IDE according to PYPL

PopularitY of Programming Language Index website put Eclipse to a first place of IDE ranking
19 September 2017   483

The Eclipse IDE, popular coding solution, took the first place in PYPL Top IDE index from Microsoft’s Visual Studio. According to PYPL, Ecliplse is the most popular IDE in September 2017.

Visual Studio was on the first place in the August version of the PyPL Top IDE index. It had fallen to a second place, under Eclipse. Eclipse has a 24.23 percent share and Visual Studio a 21.77 percent share. Same as PyPL’s monthly language index, the Top IDE index is based on Google search requests; raw data coming from Google Trends.

Under Eclipse and Visual Studio, Android Studio is on the third place; it also had 3rd place in August.  Android Studio’s share held super steady at 9.39 percent. But Android Studio showed some significant growth in the past five years, meanwhile Eclipse was losing its popularity. Eclipse and Visual Studio have 50 percents share on both. 

The top 10 ranking IDEs for September:

  1. Eclipse, 24.23 percent
  2. Visual Studio, 21.77 percent
  3. Android Studio, 9.39 percent
  4. Vim, 7.83 percent
  5. JetBrains IntelliJ, 4.54 percent
  6. NetBeans, 4.36 percent
  7. Apple Xcode, 4.24 percent
  8. Komodo, 4.18 percent
  9. Sublime Text, 3.66 percent
  10. Xamarin, 3.21 percent 

PyPL’s online IDE index, which is calculated same as the PyPL language and IDE indexes, has Cloud9 IDE in first place for September, same as in August, with a share of 36.21 percent. Second-place JSFiddle, with a share of 31.38 percent, has seen the most growth in index in the past five years.

The top 10 ranking online development environments for September:

  1. Cloud9, 36.21 percent.
  2. JSFiddle, 31.28 percent
  3. Koding, 8.68 percent
  4. Codio, 5.84 percent
  5. Ideone, 5.74 percent
  6. CodeAnywhere, 4.75 percent
  7. PythonAnywhere, 2.68 percent
  8. Codenvy, 1.77 percent
  9. Codiad, .64 percent
  10. Python Fiddle, .63 percent

 

What is Web3j?

Small review of lightweight Java and Android library for integration with Ethereum clients
15 December 2017   833

What is webj3?

web3j is a lightweight, highly modular, reactive, type safe Java and Android library for working with Smart Contracts and integrating with clients (nodes) on the Ethereum network:

web3j architecture
Web3j Architecture

This allows you to work with the Ethereum blockchain, without the additional overhead of having to write your own integration code for the platform.

According to the developers, these are the features:

  • Complete implementation of Ethereum's JSON-RPC client API over HTTP and IPC
  • Ethereum wallet support
  • Auto-generation of Java smart contract wrappers to create, deploy, transact with and call smart contracts from native Java code (Solidity and Truffle definition formats supported)
  • Reactive-functional API for working with filters
  • Ethereum Name Service (ENS) support
  • Support for Parity's Personal, and Geth's Personal client APIs
  • Support for Infura, so you don't have to run an Ethereum client yourself
  • Comprehensive integration tests demonstrating a number of the above scenarios
  • Command line tools
  • Android compatible
  • Support for JP Morgan's Quorum via web3j-quorum

It has five runtime dependencies:

  • RxJava for its reactive-functional API
  • OKHttp for HTTP connections
  • Jackson Core for fast JSON serialisation/deserialisation
  • Bouncy Castle (Spongy Castle on Android) for crypto
  • Jnr-unixsocket for *nix IPC (not available on Android)

It also uses JavaPoet for generating smart contract wrappers.

Lear more at GitHub.