SANTA CRUZ, CA - February 9, 2009 - More than one in five developers in the emerging markets of China, India, and Latin America use Ruby for some of their development work, compared to only 10% in North America or Western Europe, according to Evans Data Corp's Emerging Markets Development Survey released to subscribers this week.
"Overall the use of scripting languages is much higher in the emerging markets versus other major markets we study," said John Andrews, President and CEO of Evans Data Corp. "This is largely attributable to the fact that the developer population in the emerging markets is much younger and is more focused on web development than other types."
The study of 400 developers, evenly divided between the four regions including Eastern Europe, showed much stronger use of Ruby than in more well established development regions and much more optimism about future use. This was particularly true in India, though usage in China and Latin America was also strong.
Other highlights from this comprehensive survey include:
- Over seventy percent of developers in the regions have plans to develop or deploy SOA with 26% having at least some components deployed with the rest evaluating or in pilot stages
- Five percent create software as a hobby, while another 10% write software for their job though they are not programmers.
- Intel's Core 2 processor is the most targeted processor anywhere in the world, including the emerging markets where half of the developers say they are now targeting it. This is particularly true in Latin America and Eastern Europe, where over 60% claim to be targeting the processor.
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