SANTA CRUZ, CA. May 18, 2011 – Java enjoyed strong growth last year among developers in all regions of the world, according to the most recent Evans Data Global Development survey. The largest increase is in the APAC region where developers using Java at least some of the time has increased from 61% to 68% since spring of last year. A similar increase of 7.6% has occurred within North America. In EMEA, the number of total users has also increased, though to a smaller degree.
"We're seeing a definite resurgence in Java development across all regions" said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. "which correlates directly with the increasing importance of the smartphone as a development target. Java is the most widely used language for smartphone development and is well suited for most of the major platforms including Android, Blackberry, Symbian, and cross platform web development. Asia Pacific developers are slightly out in front because smartphone development has been more deeply ingrained in that region."
Although total users has increased in all regions, those who use the language more than 50% of the time has remained steady
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