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 others. Over 75% of embedded systems developers use some third-party IP. Two-thirds of developers working on embedded systems for multi-core processors are targeting homogeneous cores. Two-thirds of developers working with embedded systems say that having access to the source code for the Runtime Operating System they’re targeting is either very important or extremely important.
By 2011, at least 80% of commercial software will contain significant amounts of open source code, according to Gartner.
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# more than half the time has also risen by forty% from 9.4% to 13.2%. Careless data validation is the leading cause of security vulnerabilities in the region, followed by buffer overflows. 65% of developers in EMEA either are using or are planning to use AJAX in their development efforts. 40% report extending their data and business processes from legacy host systems to new applications.
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 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 years old or less, and this proportion has increased in the in 2006, suggesting a strong influx of new developers in this age range. Only 3% are more than fifty years old, compared to 26% of the North American developer population.
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, Linux targeting has increased by 34% from 8.8% a year ago to 11.8% today, Evans Data reports.
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.
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 spending on web security allotments over the course of in 2008, web services came in second in the list of budgeting priorities, followed by integration projects. 10% of the respondents said they currently have grid computing, respondents indicated that this number will triple, to 30%, within 24 months. The top reasons for corporations to outsource, to save money (22%), in-house skill shortages (20%), and access to special expertise (17%), Evans Data says.
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 companies in North America and the UK with a size greater than 250 employees who had expressed an interest in SOA or Web services. 66% had begun their SOA journey. 47% of the respondents, who had implemented SOA cited some dissatisfaction with their reuse due to a lack of planning and business goals and a lack of understanding of what services are available for reuse. 50% of respondents stated that they have no registry or repository solution in place or use an in-house solution.