SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – December 2, 2009 - Evans Data Corp today announced that the recently released Asia Pacific Development Survey shows that developer participation on developer programs has risen by almost ten percent during the last year, with developers opting into free programs at a rate of over two and half times that of paid programs. In this latest survey of over 400 developers the Asia Pacific region, conducted this October, half of the developers were in a program, with 28% in a free program, 12% in a paid program and an additional 11% were in both free and paid programs.
"With the resources available today through free and open organizations and even through social networking sites, it getting to be very difficult to charge for developer program membership "said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. "Paid programs need to supply considerably more value through support and resources than they did in the past in order to recruit and retain developers."
The survey, conducted in early October, consisted of over 400 in-depth interviews with developers in the Asia Pacific region. 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:
- Asia Pacific developers are the youngest of any region with two-thirds under the age of 30
- Eighty five percent work inn companies that have geographically distributed teams
- Win32, Java Server Faces and Apache struts are the three most used frameworks, having equal market share..
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