Visual Basic.NET Adoption Reaches Tipping Point
SANTA CRUZ, CA, April 19, 2004 - Evans Data Corporation, has completed its Spring 2003 North American Development Survey and found Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system has surpassed Windows 2000 as the most likely target OS for development. The number of developers targeting Windows XP surged by almost 50% in the past six months and by almost 150% in the last year while Windows 2000 fell by almost 25% in the last year.
The findings also indicate that Visual Basic.NET developers will hit the tipping point within the next year with more development taking place in VB.NET than in Visual Basic for the first time ever. VB.NET usage grew from 23% to 29% in the last six months and will rise almost 30% more in the next year while VB usage is expected to drop by 30% in the next year.
“Windows XP started off slowly in our Spring 2001 survey but has demonstrated strong growth since our Fall 2002 survey,” said Brian Cooper, Evans’ Director of Research. “Linux as a target OS has also grown well in the last year, increasing its share by just under 50%.”
Other findings from the April 2004 survey of more than 500 developers working in North America:
- Linux retains its top spot for perceptions of the most innately secure OS but the perception of Windows 2003 as most secure OS has jumped by more than 40% in the last six months.
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