SANTA CRUZ, Calif. December 14, 2010 - Fifty-one percent of North American developers say their latest project was delivered on time, and two-thirds of their projects came in within 3 weeks of target date, according to Evans Data ‘s latest Global Development Survey of over 1200 developers in North America, APAC and EMEA. APAC developers were slightly less likely to be on time, but 71% came in within 3 weeks, while European developers delivered only 36% of their projects on time, and less than 60% were delivered within 3 weeks of target dates. Those most likely to be on time were developers writing internal corporate apps for the enterprise.
The phase during which projects were most likely to be discontinued was the coding phase in both North America and EMEA, but in the APAC region, projects were more likely to be abandoned during external beta testing.
"When a project is abandoned it's not necessarily a total waste," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. "Most were able to use some portion of the code in subsequent projects. What's interesting is that while developers love Agile, it was measurement based models like six sigma or ITIL or projects using a waterfall model that were least likely to be discontinued."
The Global Development survey is conducted twice a year and focuses on a range of subjects, such as platforms, languages, cloud development, APIs, and other development topics.. Other highlights from this annual survey include:
* Twenty-seven percent of North American developers are using HTML5 and another 48.9% intend to
* Forty-six percent use security tools during design and development
* Windows 7 has replaced XP as the top development desktop in North America
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