SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 19, 2004 - New research from Evans Data Corporation has found that Eclipse, the open source Java IDE is experiencing very strong growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) as well in North America. In North America, development using the IDE has increased from 5.6% a year ago to 10.8% today and is the most popular Java IDE in use. Findings from Evans’ last few Linux Development Surveys also show that Eclipse is the number one Java development environment in the Linux market as well.
"Among the top three Java IDE's, Eclipse is the only one gaining market share in EMEA, APAC and North America," said Albion Butters, an analyst with Evans Data. "Eclipse looks like it may become a true open source killer app. We saw similar acceptance characteristics for MySQL in our Database Development Survey four months ago."
Since IBM open sourced Eclipse in late 2001 the technology has fostered a strong and passionate developer community as well as strong corporate support from IBM, QNX Software Systems, Rational Software, RedHat, SuSE and Fujitsu among others. Overall, Eclipse is the most popular Java IDE in North America and is showing strength against other, more established IDEs.
The confidence interval for the Spring 2004 North American Development Survey was 4.3%
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