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Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e50316/north_american_dev) has announced the addition of the "North American Development Survey 2009 v.2" report to their offering.

This series started in the Winter of 1998 and is the most comprehensive research survey series in existence focused exclusively on developers and IT managers. In this survey, we examine the changing face of Operating platforms; Languages including particular emphasis on Scripting Languages; Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures with deeper drill-down for Software as a Service and Cloud Computing, highlighting trend updates and significant changes.

This series explores: global demographics, platform use and migrations, language use, internal and external cloud computing, SaaS, SOA, security, Linux and open source software, Java development, general internet development, architecture and technology adoption, software development requirements, development tools, development issues and application management.

Conducted biannually, 380+ respondents

Executive Summary:

New Survey Shows Python Use Has Risen 45% Since Google App Engine Debuted

The author today announced that use of the Python scripting language has increased by 45% since Spring 2008 according the most recent North American Development Survey to be released this week to subscribers. Only 13% of developers used Python before Google announced its App Engine platform in Spring 2008, which at the time only supported Python, but that number has increased to 20.3% today. Other scripting language use remained relatively constant, with only small gains or losses in popularity among languages such as Ruby, PHP, Perl and Actionscript.

"Python has been around since 1989, but never had many users until recently, "said Janel Garvin, of Evans Data. "This adoption change illustrates the power of Google and the promise of Cloud Computing on which Google's App Engine depends. As the computing landscape evolves with the Cloud, so will the adoption of surrounding technologies, as we see here."

The survey, conducted in early October, consisted of over 500 in-depth interviews with developers in North America. It is part of the Global series of development reports conducted twice yearly throughout the world and covers topics such as Language and Platform use, Web Services and SOA, Cloud Computing, High Performance computing, Development tools and methodologies.

Other highlights from the report include:

  • Only 8.7% of North American developers are currently using a cloud service as a development environment, but another 18% plan to within the coming year.
  • Agile is the most commonly used programming model being used today in North America, with slightly less than 40% more developers using it than the waterfall method.
  • Lack of corporate priority is the biggest inhibitor in the adoption and Implementation of SOA.

Key Topics Covered:

DEMOGRAPHICS

PLATFORM USE AND MIGRATIONS

LANGUAGE USE

SCRIPTING LANGUAGE USE

CLOUD COMPUTING

WEB SERVICES AND SOA

ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

JAVA DEVELOPMENT

DATABASE DEVELOPMENT

PARALLEL PROCESSING

VIRTUALIZATION

DEVELOPMENT TOOLS AND AGILE DEVELOPMENT

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