SANTA CRUZ, CA. November 18, 2015, The quality, expense and risk of discontinuation are major factors in developers’ adoption of various Cloud offerings, according to a new survey of software developers actively working with or in the Cloud. Thirty-eight percent said the “risk of using subscription tools or PaaS that becomes discontinued” is the biggest barrier to using a particular vendor’s Cloud tools and PaaS offerings for development. In a related issue, 48% of the Cloud developers said that development tools are the top expense of Cloud offerings once money and ramp up time are both considered. In addition, respondents said that “quality of tools” is the one thing that should be most improved in vendors’ PaaS offerings.
The survey, which was conducted during in the last month, was conducted worldwide with professional software developers active in the Cloud and provides a margin of error of 4.2%. It focuses exclusively on development issues relevant to Cloud development.
“For the developer, the tools that he has access to for work in the Cloud are of paramount importance,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. “Providing high quality tools and SDKs are a crucial part of a PaaS, but all the offerings have to be of good quality and vendors need to provide some kind of guarantee that the work involved in ramping up to use a new tool won’t be lost later by the vendor discontinuing that tool and pulling it off their PaaS.”
This and a wealth of other valuable information is contained in Evans Data’s new Cloud Development Survey. The survey focuses on topics such as: Motivations for Working with the Cloud, Development Within the Cloud, Cloud Deployment, Containers and Virtualization, Mobile, IoT and the Cloud, Governance, Security, and more.
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