Why Are So Many Dev Tools Orange?

This isn't a comprehensive survey by any means... but the four dev tools I'm using right now all have orange icons...

some orange devtool icons
  • Mozilla
  • Visual Studio
  • Codesmith
  • MS SQL Studio

Just as acronyms all scramble to include the letter 'X' so too, dev tools scramble toward the colour orange.

Note to self: 'OrangeX' would be the ultimate name for a dev tool.

(and if you think Mozilla isn't a dev tool... then you're just not using it right)


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