CodeFights, a coding challenge and recruitment website for developers, has some interesting insights on how developers like to work. They also have some compelling data on which programmers are faster, which languages are most popular, and which gender is actually better at coding battles.
Sublime Text is also a favorite IDE of CodeFights users, in use by three-fourths of developers on the platform. Second place goes to vim (with 17.6 percent), while emacs comes in third with 7.6 percent of users. Roughly two-thirds of us like autocomplete ‘on’ as a default (who doesn’t want help?), and a whopping 91.4 percent of developers prefer a dark IDE to a light one.
Considering gender lines, CodeFight finds we’re just about equal. When going head-to-head in coding challenges, Men only win 54 percent of the time.