SANTA CRUZ, CA, June 12, 2006 - The first volume of Evans Data Corp's APAC Development Survey just released this week reveals Asian developers are readily adopting Java EE 5, with over 36% using it today. That’s a 200% increase from six months ago, and twice the adoption rate that North America is experiencing. Looking ahead, two thirds of APAC developers are expecting to use it next year.
In addition, Microsoft .NET is holding strong with 75% of Asian developers using the architecture and 13% doing so exclusively. Developers expect interaction between .NET and Java applications with more than half seeing it as important.
"These results speak to the superior technical strength of both managed code languages," said John Andrews, President of Evans Data. "It's a tribute to both communities given that the bar for feature rich and high performance applications continues to rise, and both are meeting the challenge."
Other findings from the May 2006 survey of more than 400 developers in the Asia-Pacific region:
- Thirty-five percent of Asian developers targeting Java technologies write Web services for use outside the company firewall.
- Double the trouble. Two thirds of APAC developers say that their companies have had at least one security breach in the last year. That's twice as many breaches as North American developers are reporting.
- It's a people problem. Twenty-six percent of developers say the biggest barrier to implementing security is social engineering.
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