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 Java-based Spring Framework. In addition, 73% said they either use Spring now or plan to use it by 2010, Evans Sata found.
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 $129 mln . In 2007, enterprise resource management (ERM) remained the largest functional area of the Czech enterprise application software market, accounting for 41.6% of EAS market value. Customer relationship management (CRM) increased in popularity, rising from fourth place in 2006 to second place last year to account for just under a fifth of the market. Operations and manufacturing modules were the third most in demand, with a 17% share. Supply chain management (SCM) represented 15% of the total market, while integrated business analytics (BA) accounted for 7.1%, according to IDC.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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 BtoB.
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 both target and platform with PHP and Ruby users. 54% of developers write multi-threaded applications. The primary perceived obstacle to multi-core development is the complexity of parallel programming, followed by a lack of available tools. 51% of North American developers use agile development techniques some part of the time, and that share is expected to increase in 2008.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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 one in every five developers chose either ‘lower barrier to evaluation/use’ (19.5%) or ‘less vendor lock-in’ (18.3%) as the top reasons for choosing open source software. 26.6% of respondents indicated that the majority of their development teams are dispersed geographically in separate areas. 44.1% of respondents indicated that a quarter or more of their development team was geographically dispersed.
Worldwide embedded software development tools and real-time operating system market revenue continued to expand, with 17.2% growth in 2005, Gartner says.