SANTA CRUZ, CA, December 15, 2006 - In the world of wireless development, the backend database of choice is overwhelmingly Microsoft SQL Server, according to Evans Data Corporation’s Volume II 2006 Wireless Development Survey. In this latest report, a third as many more wireless developers are using MS SQL Server as MySQL. Nearly 30% of all wireless development uses MS SQL Server, whereas 20% use MySQL. Even though Oracle came in third for databases for wireless apps, Oracle usage is expected to increase during the next year.
“A key focus of Microsoft is on the occasionally connected user or application,” said John Andrews, Evans Data’s President. “They recognize the future is all about mobility for people and enabling a continuum of data across all products from the data center to the mobile device.”
In other findings from the November 2006 survey of over 380 wireless developers:
- More than 40% of wireless developers are working with location based services, Google tools and maps are the clear favorite.
- Use of C# amongst wireless developers has increased by 24% over the last six months, with over 41% of wireless developers now using C# at least some of the time.
- Today, 47% of developers doing wireless work are targeting smartphones. PDA targeting is down by 20% from last year.
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