SANTA CRUZ, CA, June 6, 2007 - eBay was named to have the best overall Web 2.0 developer program available when ranked against Amazon, Google, MSN, PayPal and Yahoo, according to Evans Data’s latest Developer’s Choice: Web 2.0 Developer Programs survey. Ranking criteria ranged from certification to documentation, developer support, case studies, solutions directories and marketing assistance, and Web services. eBay’s users rated them best due primarily to the strength of eBay’s web services - which allows third party developers to create Web-based applications to conduct business with the eBay platform and through a similar interface.
"We're very excited to be recognized for the quality of our developer program. Building a professional program for our developers is a critical enabler of our strategy to deliver engaging applications to eBay buyers and sellers anywhere they are on the Internet,” said Max Mancini, Senior Director, Disruptive Innovation and Platform Strategy at eBay. “It is timely and gratifying to receive this honor so close to our upcoming Developers Conference, which will see hundreds of our developers gathered in Boston to gain inspiration, tools and advice to enable them to keep creating innovative new ways for people to connect with eBay."
More findings from in-depth interviews with over 380 active developers:
- For best tools, Google and MSN are virtually tied for first place. Developers appreciate Microsoft’s overall leveraged set of technologies and Google’s dominance comes from their enterprise-tier tools for search, collaboration and publishing, and geospatial mapping.
- MSN’s main strength is in Web services technology through their technical sophistication with .NET Web services solutions as well as the loyalty of developers in the Microsoft ecosystem.
- Thirty One percent of developers surveyed considered Amazon to offer the highest levels of security.
Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans' syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.
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