94% of developers believe wireless app dev will not slow down in 2009
94% of corporate developers expect development of wireless enterprise applications to either increase or stay the same in the coming year. Evans’ Wireless Development Survey, completed in December 2008, revealed that 47.6% believe development will increase, while 46.4% expect it to remain constant.
47% of Java shops use Spring framework
47% of Java shops use Java-based Spring Framework. In addition, 73% said they either use Spring now or plan to use it by 2010, Evans Sata found.
EAS market in the Czech Republic declined 4.5% YTY in 2007
Expansion of the enterprise application software (EAS) market in the Czech Republic slowed to 4.5% year on year in 2007, down from 6.4% in 2006. The value of the market exceeded $117 mln in 2007. In 2008, IDC expects the market to regain momentum and expand by a further 10% to reach a value of […]
Location-based mobile social networking to generate $3.3 bln by 2012
Location-based mobile social networking revenues will reach $3.3 bln by 2013, but successful business models may differ from what many observers expect, ABI Research says.
Open source software to generate $4.83 bln by 2012
IDC expects worldwide revenue from open source software to grow at a 23% CAGR to reach $4.83 bln by 2012. Worldwide revenue from standalone OSS in 2007 was $1.73 bln.
6% of US teens write software for personal enjoyment
For school For personal enjoyment Have done for any reason Do short writing, from a paragraph to one page 92% 31% 97% Take notes in class 98 n/a 98 Write essays 93 8 95 Do creative writing, such as plays, poetry, fiction or short stories 74 25 81 Write notes or letters to other people […]
148 mln Americans viewed Web widgets in November 2007
In November 2007, nearly 148 mln US Internet users viewed widgets, representing 81% of the total audience, according to comScore. MySpace.com widgets had the widest audience, reaching more than 57 mln Internet users, while Slide.com ranked second with 39.2 mln viewers. Widget Audience, 000 Reach in US US Widget Viewers 147,904 81.1% MySpace.com 57,747 31.7% […]
US software sales up 15% in 2007
US software sales rose 15% in 2007 to $3.3 bln from sales of $2.9 bln in 2006, NPD Group reports. Microsoft Office was the top-selling software product with YTY growth of 50%, accounting for 17% of all dollar volume in the US retail PC software market.
74% of marketers to increase Web development budgets
Among the online areas that will see increases next year are Web site development (cited by 74.0% of marketers); e-mail (70.1%); search engine marketing (64.3%); video (39.5%); webcasting (39.1%); banners (36.4%); sponsorships (29.6%); and social media (26.2%). 49.5% of marketers are planning a budget increase in this area compared to 44.1% last year, according to […]
56% of developers use scripting languages
Scripting languages are used by 56% of developers today, and while more than half of those developers use scripts less than 20% of the time, both the total number of developers using scripting languages and the amount of time spent is expected to increase during the coming year, Evans Data reports. Linux was strong for […]
46.1% of embedded systems developersuse Intel tools for multi-core development
More than twice as many developers are using Intel tools for multi-core development than tools from any other vendor, according to Evans Data. 46.1% of all embedded systems developers were using tools from Intel for multi-core work ? far more than those using tools from other vendors including AMD, Wind River, Green Hills, QNX and […]
80% of commercial software to contain open source by 2011
By 2011, at least 80% of commercial software will contain significant amounts of open source code, according to Gartner.
34.9% of EMEA developers used C# at some point
The total number of developers using C# has increased 40% during the in 2006 in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Evans Data reports. In 2006 the number of developers using C# any part of the time was 25.1%, and in 2007 that number has risen to 34.9%. In addition, the% of developers using C# […]
Ruby programming language usage doubles in Brazil
Developers in Brazil expect their use of the Ruby scripting language to double in the in 2008, according to an Evans Data survey of over 400 developers in Brazil, China, India and Eastern Europe. Although 15.6% of developers in Brazil use Ruby today, 33% expect to use it in 2008. Ruby use is currently strongest […]
64% of wireless developers are working on an open source app
64% of wireless developers worldwide are creating some open source applications. Across all regions 55% are writing OSS apps, with 71% in North America. Half of developers worldwide use location based information. This is true in all regions except Latin America, where only a third of developers use location based information, Evans Data reports.
10% of software developers in Asia are employed in gaming industry
10% of developers in the Asia Pacific region are working on computer games, according to Evans Data. That’s three times more than in North America. In addition, nearly a quarter of developers are writing mobile applications, and of those, 25% spend more than half of their time on mobile apps. 74% of developers are thirty […]
64.8% of North American developers target Windows in 2007, down 12%
Targeting of the Windows OS has declined by 12% from a year ago, continuing a two-year gradual decline. Currently 64.8% of North American developers are targeting some version of Windows, as opposed to 74% in 2006 and this is expected to drop another 2% in the coming year. Although Windows remains the largest market segment, […]
SOA to be used in more than 50% of mission-critical apps in 2007
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) will be used in more than 50% of new mission-critical operational applications and business processes designed in 2007 and in more than 80% by 2010, according to Gartner.
25% of enterprise developers have service-oriented architectures in place
Close to 25% of enterprise-level developers indicated that they already have service-oriented architecture in place, and another 28% plan to do so within the next 24 months. Adoption of enterprise service buses (currently at 15%) will more than double during this same time. 60% of the in-house corporate developers said they will likely increase budget […]
90% of Web service developers do it becaise of the service reuse
Top drivers for SOA adoption include the expectation of greater reuse in existing and newly-built Web services, business flexibility, ease of integration and speed of integration ? with nearly 90% of respondents pointing to service reuse as their number one concern. In September and October of 2006, Hurwitz & Associates surveyed 99 IT executives from […]
Data integration tools to generate $2.2 bln by 2010
The data integration tools market will grow to $2.2 bln by 2010. This will reflect a five-year compound annual growth rate of 17.4%, Gartner says.
Most popular AJAX frameworks: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Dojo
Ajaxian.com survey of most popular AJAX frameworks resulted in Prototype winning with 43% followed by Scriptaculous with 33% and Dojo with 19%. DWR (Direct Web Remoting) was 4th with 12% of developers preferring this framework, followed by Moo.fx (11%), jQuery (7%), Yahoo! UI (5%) and Rico (5%).
55% of North American companies rely on open source software for mission critical applications
According to Forrester Research, 56% of North American organizations are already using open source software and another 19% said they planned to use it in the coming year. The adoption has taken off so quickly that today, 55% of companies in North America say they use open source software in “mission-critical” applications.
33.1% of organizations choosing open source make decision based on control over source code
74.7% of respondents to Simula Labs survey said that cost is not the primary reason for adopting and deploying open source software within their organization. Of the decision drivers, greater control over software code (as compared to proprietary software) was the most popular reason for choosing open source, garnering 33.1% of the respondent vote. Nearly […]
Embedded software development tools grew 17.2% in 2005
Worldwide embedded software development tools and real-time operating system market revenue continued to expand, with 17.2% growth in 2005, Gartner says.
24% of companies implement service-oriented architectures
24% of respondents to Evans Data survey are saying they currently implement SOA, an 85% increase from in 2005. Web Services are now also experiencing more comprehensive implementation. 30% of respondents will be using 20+ services in the in 2007, a 58% increase from today. 25% of respondents are saying the leading problem in implementation […]
80% of wireless developers consider testing tools the most important in dev process
80% of wireless developers, when asked about the most important tools category, chose testing and debugging as the top one. Conversely, developer satisfaction for this same category rated only “Excellent” at 12% and “Very Good” at 31%, Evans Data reports.
Service-oriented architectures to generate $8.6 bln in 2006
IDC forecasts that worldwide spending on SOA-based external services will reach $8.6 bln in 2006, experiencing a 138% increase from $3.6 bln in 2005. IDC projects that by 2010 global SOA-based services spending will reach $33.8 bln.
EMEA app dev market up 7% in 2004
The Europe, Middle East and Africa application development software market grew nearly 7% to more than $1.3 bln in 2004. IBM remained the market share leader at nearly 37%, despite low single-digit growth from 2003 through 2004, Gartner says.
Norway top open source development country
United Nations University compared the number of open source mailing list postings from different countries with the Internet penetration of each country. Norway turned out to be the country most involved in open source development.
Statistics on eBay Web Services usage
As of December 2005, the eBay Developers Program had more than 25,000 members who created 1,900 live applications. Approximately 47% of eBay.com listings are through eBay Web Services. Nearly 50% are from third-party developer tools created by companies. During Q4 2005, the eBay Platform handled more than 8 bln Web service requests, up from less […]
40% of Irish companies use open source
More than 40% of organizations in Ireland will use some form of open-source software in 2006, according to iReach. Spending on enterprise software will increase by 5% in 2006
15.6% of invalid XML feeds contain invalid characters for UTF-8 set
Google Reader team listed the top errors for XML feeds provided by various Web publishers. 15.6% of erroneous feeds claim to be UTF-8, but then contain invalid characters. 14.9% have mismatching opening and closing tags. 13.9% use undefined entities and 7.8% do not start with <.
Software development tools to generate $5 bln by 2009
Worldwide application development software license revenue will grow from $3.7 bln in 2004 to more than $5 bln in 2009. Adoption of open-source application development tools will dampen total market growth, especially for Java tools, Gartner said.
Developer tools generated $3.7 bln in 2004
Worldwide application development software market grew 5.2% to more than $3.7 bln in 2004. IBM remained the market share leader at nearly 35%, despite low single-digit growth from 2003 through 2004, Gartner reports.
Professional market for Web services to generate $261 bln by 2008
The IT professional services market for Web services will reach $261 bln by 2008, according to Gartner.
44% of database devs use MySQL
Open source database deployments are up more than 20% in the last six months, according to Evans Data. MySQL use, has increased by more than 25% in six months and is approaching a majority in the database space, with 44% of developers using the open source database. More than 60% of database developers say their […]
50K sites run PHP
Zend CEO is quoted by InfoWorld magazine saying about 50,000 sites run on PHP.
Embedded software development tools generated $1.4 bln in 2004
Revenue for the worldwide embedded software development tools and software maintenance market will continue to grow, reaching $1.4 bln in 2004. Revenue growth will average 9.7% annually through 2009, Gartner says.
80% of game developers are white
Roughly 80% of video game programmers are white, according to International Game Developers Association.
70% of Asian and 57% of North American open source developers contribute to open source projects
Evans Data surveyed software developers in Asia-Pacific and North America and reported that 47% of APAC developers plan on upping their use of open source in 2006. North American developers are expected to increase their open source usage by only 25%. 44% of APAC developers contribute back to the open source community as opposed to […]
64% of Chinese embedded developers write code for ARM
64% of the Chinese embedded system developers are currently using the ARM architecture for their embedded system development, the nearest competitor is being used by only 21% of designers, with this number increasing to 71% when respondents were asked which microprocessor architecture they were planning to use in the next 2 years.
56.2% of software developers use open source components
Evans Data has found a rising trend toward including open source modules in software development world. While 38.1% said they used OSS modules in their applications in Spring of 2001, in the most recent survey, 56.2% said they had.
$2.3 bln was spent on Web services in 2004, $14.9 bln by 2009
According to IDC, the vendor community has shifted its primary attention from Web services creation to that of more robust consumption, with security, management, messaging and event processing, and the assembly of services into composite solutions as key focal points. Leading adopters are evolving proof-of-concept implementations into more robust deployments. IDC estimates that $2.3 bln […]
68% of Web services developers adopted or are planning to adopt Service-Oriented Architecture
An Evans Data Corp. Web Services survey claims that 23% of developers have devised their own security mechanisms to protect Web services transactions, 22% use SSL, 9% use SOAP headers and 68% have either adopted a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), or are in the process of developing an adoption plan for an SOA. 79% say they […]
85% of IT executives consider application quality critical
85% of IT executives indicated application quality is either critical or very critical to their overall effectiveness in demonstrating business value. Forrester Research findings showed that 63% started improving application quality more than three years ago, and more than 50% invested in quality testing tools for application development.
46% of developers used C++ in fall of 2004
Evans Data has found that the percentage of developers using C++ has steadily declined over the last six years from 76% in the Spring 1998 to 46% in Autumn 2004. Forrester Research found that C/C++, VB or Java were used in production systems by 59, 61 and 66% of companies respectively.
Number of software developers in China and India to grow at 25.6% and 24.5% a year
According to IDC, China and India will experience the highest growth in professional software developers between 2003 and 2008 with compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of 25.6% and 24.5% respectively. The Asia/Pacific region will surpass North America in the overall number of professional developers beginning in 2006 while the Middle East and Africa will experience […]
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