APAC Development Survey Volume I, 2010

Date: May 1, 2010
Pages: 223
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US$ 10,500.00
Publisher: Evans Data Corporation
Report type: Strategic Report
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APAC Development Survey Volume I, 2010
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Overview

Objectives of the Survey

This survey gives a comprehensive over-view of software development in the Asia-Pacific region. Evans Data Corporation wishes to make this survey series as valuable as possible to our clients; thus, we solicit input from subscribers prior to the publication of each volume. This subscriber input is incorporated into the content of the survey, providing answers and insight into issues of interest to our clients. Publication rights to any of the results are not granted to any subscribers outside of their own companies without written permission from Evans Data Corp.

Survey Methodology

The Asia and Pacific (APAC) Development Survey series is completed entirely online. Developers from the EDC International Panel of Developers were sent invitations to participate and complete the survey online. Incentives for completing the survey are 1) the ability to influence tool makers, 2) entry into a contest to win $500, and 3) receive points which can be used to redeem prizes. The survey was conducted in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Research Design

The survey research method is the basic research design. The questionnaire for this survey is constructed for developers actively involved with developing a variety of applications using a wide variety of technologies. An e-mail invitation was sent out to software developers inviting them to come to the survey site, fill out the survey online, and register for the drawing. Verbatim of any appreciable length was not used in this volume. Answers were compiled in SPSS.

Relative Rankings

In order to facilitate better at-a-glance comprehension of complex data sets, Evans Data Corp provides relative ranking tables next to summary sheets. These rankings have a weighted numerical weighting for the various categories. For example, in a question where the possible answers are w, x, y and z, w is multiplied by 2, x by 1, y by 1 and z by -2. The sum of these comprises the relative ranking for the category in question. The results are then sorted, from highest ranking to lowest, to give a closer comparison.

The Sample – Software Developers

This survey consists of 400 in-depth interviews conducted with developers in the Asia and the Pacific regions. As in all Evans Data Corp. neutral opt-in lists of developers were used to recruit in addition to our panel. Neutral lists are defined as those not associated with a particular platform, language, or vendor.

The EDC Panel

When conducting demand-side primary research, it is important to recruit participants from sources that are as unbiased as possible. Since 1998, Evans Data Corporation has been recruiting developers to participate in surveys, maintaining a neutral panel has remained foremost in our efforts. Though we have used more than 100 different individual sources for recruiting, the following principles are strictly adhered to and consistently applied:
  • No vendor lists have ever been used in Evans Data Corp. subscription surveys nor added to the panel
  • No platform-specific lists have ever been used in any Evans Data Corp. general subscription surveys nor added to the general panel
  • No language-specific lists have ever been used in any Evans Data Corp. subscriptions surveys nor added to the panel
By following these principles, Evans Data Corp. provides the most diverse and unbiased sample available anywhere. With thousands of developers deliberately chosen for their neutrality from a wide variety of lists, our data truly provides in-depth examinations of representative samples of the developer population.

The EDC panel of developers includes approximately 75,000 professional developers in more than 85 countries. The EDC panel represents the finest example of an unbiased and representative sample of developers available today. As the panel continues to grow, the existing principles of neutral recruitment will continue to apply, assuring clients of the most representative sample possible.

Other Evans Data Corp. Services

Evans Data Corp. provides market research for the development community. Our goal is to represent the views, attitudes, desires and opinions of the community of developers to those companies who create tools, operating environments and other systems that developers use. We strive to help our clients be as successful as possible and to make the right choices regarding strategic direction and tactical product marketing. Evans Data Corp. offers three primary services: multi-client surveys, custom surveys and targeted analytics. A brief description of each is provided below.

Multi-client Survey Series

Strategic Series

Our most popular products are the eight reports in the Strategic Subscription Survey Series. These studies are done twice per year and explore current trends, adoption rates and attitudes toward a variety of new technologies impacting software development. A subscription to one of these studies includes both survey reports for the year in PDF format as well as the accompanying raw data, permission to publish the information anywhere within the client’s company, and one year's service wherein the company can request additional cross-tabulations or analysis from Evans Data Corp. Clients are also asked for their input regarding the issues they wish to see explored in the upcoming surveys. Short descriptions of each survey series follow:

North American Development Survey – Published twice per year, this comprehensive survey presents the results of in-depth interviews with a broad range of developers on topics including language usage patterns, platform targets and migration patterns, and Internet development. In addition, our clients suggest topics that reflect current industry interests such as Web Services, security, Java development, attitudes and expectations about Open Source solutions, Linux penetration, development tools, and more. The sample surveyed in this series is representative of a general cross-section of developers.

Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Development Survey – The companion survey to the North American and the APAC studies is published twice per year. This survey consists of the same questionnaire content as North America and APAC reports but is conducted using developers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Emerging Markets Development Survey – Published twice per year, this is the most comprehensive research survey series focused exclusively on developers and IT managers in the Emerging Markets. The regions surveyed for the report are: China, India, Brazil, Eastern Europe, and Russia. This survey is a companion to the North American, EMEA, and APAC Development Surveys.

Cloud Development Survey – The Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developers regarding deploying to and developing for public or private clouds. The report covers the full range of Cloud Computing issues, including: Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud, Private cloud management and data centers, standards and organizations, security, wireless Cloud Services, tool use, licensing, languages for use in the Cloud, and applications that will move first to the Cloud.

Wireless Development Survey – Published twice per year, this is a worldwide study of developers who work on applications, infrastructure and utilities for wireless devices such as cell phones, PDAs, notebooks and other mobile devices, including platform and device targets, technology adoption, security, Web Services, programs, tools and intentions for development. One of Evans Data Corp.’s most popular surveys, this series addresses vital issues of concern to major vendors involved with telecommunications, platforms, tools, and infrastructure for the wireless future.

Global Developer Population and Demographics Report – Published bi-annually, the primary objectives of this report are to provide baseline and forecast estimates for regional and global software developer populations, and to give insight into adoption of various tools, technologies, and languages. Determining how many developers are in the community provides scope, putting Evans Data analysis and findings from other surveys into perspective.

Tactical Survey Reports

Also popular are the four reports in the Tactical Survey Reports series. These studies are done once per year and explore current trends, adoption rates and attitudes toward a variety of new technologies impacting software development. The purchase of one of these studies includes the survey report in PDF format as well as the accompanying raw data, permission to publish the information anywhere within the client’s company, and one year's service wherein the company can request additional cross-tabulations or analysis from Evans Data Corp. Clients are also asked for their input regarding the issues they wish to see explored in the upcoming surveys. Short descriptions of each survey follow:

Developer Marketing Patterns Survey – Published annually, this tactical survey contains actionable information on what types of marketing works and what media are most effective in marketing to developers. The topics of online marketing, trade shows, conferences, ads, etc. are all explored with developers. This series provides information that is highly valuable for making decisions about future product direction, as well as for product positioning, messaging, and marketing.

Developer Relations Programs Survey – Published annually, this tactical survey provides information on how to recruit developers to your program and keep them. It includes information on training, certification, recruitment vehicles, and more. This series provides information that is highly valuable for making decisions about future program direction, as well as program features, pricing, and other important program aspects.

Custom Surveys

Evans Data Corporation provides complete custom survey services specializing in software development and IT issues. Quantitative, customized survey services conducted via email and the Internet are available at reasonable rates and with quick turnaround times. Contracting with Evans Data Corporation for your custom developer research is much easier and much more valuable than dealing with firms who do not understand developers or their language. Please contact your sales representative for a free proposal.

Targeted Analytics

The Targeted Analytics team at Evans Data Corp. offers clients a secondary research service, providing extensive additional data analysis that is not included in the multi-client survey reports. Please contact your sales representative for further information about this service and to discuss your needs.

About the Analyst

Esther Schindler has been writing for the computer press since 1992, and previously spent a decade as a computer programmer, computer consultant, corporate trainer on operating system internals, and computer store owner. Her primary journalistic focus for the last several years has been software development and open source, most recently as senior online editor at CIO.com and, since Fall 2009, as editor in chief of ITExpertVoice.com. Esther has contributed to Computerworld, Linux Developer Network, Software Test & Performance, SD Times, DevSource.com, InformIT.com, and dozens of other publications. She has been writing EDC reports since 2002.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OVERVIEW

Objectives of the Survey
Survey Methodology
  Research Design
  Relative Rankings
  The Sample – Software Developers
The EDC Panel
Other Evans Data Corp. Services
  Multi-Client Survey Series
  Custom Surveys
  Targeted Analytics
About the Analyst

DEMOGRAPHICS

Developer Segment
  Trend: Developer Segment
Company Size
  Company Size by Developer Segment
Job Description
Age
Years Experience
Education
Developer Program Membership
  Developer Program Membership by Developer Segment
Industry
Type of Software Being Developed
  Type of Software by Developer Segment
  Trend: Type of Software Being Developed
Number of Developers in Company
  Number of Developers in Company by Developer Segment
Development Team Roles

PLATFORM USE AND MIGRATIONS

Host Operating System Today
  Host Operating System Today by Developer Segment
  Trend: Host Operating System Today
  Host Operating System Today by Company Size
Host Operating System Next Year
  Host Operating System Next Year by Developer Segment
Target Operating System Today
  Target Operating System Today by Developer Segment
  Trend: Target Operating System
  Target Operating System by Host Operating System
Target Operating System Next Year
  Target Operating System Next Year by Developer Segment
  Target Operating System Next Year by Host Operating System Next Year
Targeted Processors
  Targeted Processors by Developer Segment
Number of Processors Targeted
  Number of Processors Being Targeted by Developer Segment

LANGUAGE USE

C/C++ Use Today
C/C++ Use Next Year
  Trend Patterns for C/C++ Use
C# Use Today
C# Use Next Year
  Trend Patterns for C# Use
Objective C Use Today
Objective C Use Next Year
Visual Basic / Visual Basic.NET Use Today
Visual Basic / Visual Basic.NET Use Next Year
  Trend Patterns for Visual Basic Use
Java Use Today
Java Use Next Year
  Trend Patterns for Java Use
Scripting Languages Use Today
Scripting Languages Use Next Year
  Trend Patterns for Scripting Languages
XML Use Today
XML Use Next Year
  Trend Patterns for XML
Other Language Use Today
Other Language Use Next Year

APPLICATION STORES

Preferred Distribution Channels
  Preferred Distribution Channels by Developer Segment
  Preferred Distribution Channels by Type of Software Developed
Most Likely Revenue Models
  Preferred Revenue Models by Developer Segment
Application Stores Used to Distribute Applications
  Application Stores Used to Distribute Applications by Developer Segment
Fair Revenue Share with Application Store
  Preferred Revenue Share with Application Store by Developer Segment
Pricing Caps in Application Stores
  Pricing Caps in Application Stores by Developer Segment
Suggested Pricing Cap in Application Stores
  Suggested Pricing Cap in Application Stores by Developer Segment
Application Store Restrictions
  Application Store Restrictions by Developer Segment

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Plans for HTML5
  Plans for HTML5 by Developer Segment
  Plans for HTML5 by Types of Applications Being Developed
Plans for CSS/HTML
  Plans for HTML/CSS by Developer Segment
Plans for Content Management Systems
  Plans for Content Management Systems by Developer Segment
Web Development Tool Adoption
Web API Adoption
  Facebook APIs
  Twitter API
  Google APIs
  Salesforce.com APIs
  Amazon.com APIs
  SAP APIs
Web Frameworks and Web Service Technology Adoption
  BlazeDS
  REST
  SOAP
  AMF
  LiveCycleDS
  JSON

CLOUD COMPUTING

Plans for Using Cloud Computing Services for Development Environment
  Plans for Cloud Computing Services for Development Environment by Developer Segment
Types of Applications for Public and Private Clouds.
Cloud: Transactions
Cloud: Storage
Cloud: Backup
Cloud: Application Management
Cloud: Transactional database.
Cloud: Application Development
Cloud: Business Applications
Cloud: Mission Critical Solutions
Cloud: Application Testing
Use of IaaS or PaaS in Cloud Development
  Use of IaaS or PaaS in Cloud Development by Developer Segment
Primary Motivator for Use of Cloud Computing Services
  Primary Motivator for Use of Cloud Computing Services by Developer Segment

WEB SERVICES AND SOA

Stages of SOA Deployment
  Stages of SOA Deployment by Developer Segment
  SOA Deployment by Company Size
Primary Inhibitor to SOA Adoption
  Primary Inhibitor by Developer Segment
Primary Motivator for Business Interest in SOA
  Primary Motivator for Business Interest in SOA by Developer Segment
SOA Governance Structures Being Used
  SOA Governance Structures Being Used by Developer Segment
SOA Characteristics Included in Services Being Developed
  SOA Characteristics Included in Services Being Developed by Developer Segment

ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

Use of Compiled Code and Managed Runtime Environments
  Percent of Time Spent in Managed Runtime Environments by Developer Segment
  Percent of Time Spent in Compiled Code Environments by Developer Segment
  Percent of Time Spent in Other Development Environments by Developer Segment
Development of Embedded System Applications
  Development of Embedded Systems Applications by Developer Segment
iPhone/Cocoa Touch API
Technology Adoption
Air
AJAX
CFML
Flash
Flex
FORTRAN
Silverlight
UML
Time Spent on Rich Internet Applications
  Time Spent on Rich Internet Apps by Developer Segment
Top Payment Systems Being Used
  Top Payments Systems by Developer Segment

JAVA DEVELOPMENT

Java JDK Versions Currently in Use
Java Technology Adoption
Java ME
Java SE
JavaFX
EJB.

DATABASE DEVELOPMENT

General Types of Databases in Use Today
  Database Types by Developer Segment
Top Database Brands
  Top Database Brands by Developer Segment
  Top Database Brands by Company Size
Percent of Time Spent Writing SQL
  Percent of Time Spent Writing SQL by Developer Segment
Use of Automated Scripts for Database Schema
  Use of Automated Scripts for Database Schema by Developer Segment
Most Valuable Properties Found in Databases..
  Most Valuable Properties Found in Databases by Developer Segment
  Most Valuable Properties Found in Databases by Top Database Brands
MySQL Plans After Oracle's Acquisition of Sun
  Plans for MySQL After Oracle's Acquisition of Sun by Developer Segment
  Plans for MySQL After Oracle's Acquisition of Sun by Top Database Brands

PARALLEL PROGRAMMING

Plans for Multi-Threaded Development
  Multi-Threaded Development by Developer Segment
Primary Parallelizing Model
  Primary Parallelizing Model by Developer Segment
Designing for Differences Between Multiple Cores
  Designing for Differences Between Multiple Cores by Developer Segment
Development Techniques Used on Heterogeneous Multi-Core
  Techniques Used for Development on Heterogeneous Multi-Core Mixes by Developer Segment

VIRTUALIZATION

Plans for Virtualization.
  Plans for Virtualization by Developer Segment
  Plans for Virtualization by Company Size
  Plans for Virtualization by Top Databases in Use
Resources to be Virtualized
  Resources for Virtualization by Developer Segment
  Resources to be Virtualized by Company Size

DEVELOPMENT TOOLS AND AGILE DEVELOPMENT

Importance of Features Found in IDEs
Most Used Integrated Development Environments
  Most Used IDEs by Developer Segment
Tools Used for Design Work
Agile Development Today
  Agile Development TODAY by Developer Segment
Agile Development Next Year
  Agile Development Next Year by Developer Segment
Programming Model Being Used Today
  Programming Model Being Used Today by Developer Segment
Data Technologies in Use
  Data Technologies by Developer Segment
Preferred Location Based Technology Provider for Free Services
Preferred Location Based Technology Provider for Paid Services
Best of Breed vs. Bundled Tools Products
  Preference for Best of Breed vs. Bundled Tools by Developer Segment
Developers Rate Importance of Various Tools
Development of Open Source Software
  Development of Open Source Software by Developer Segment
North American Development Survey Volume I, 2010 US$ 10,500.00 May, 2010 · 216 pages
EMEA Development Survey Volume I, 2010 US$ 10,500.00 May, 2010 · 221 pages
Cloud Development Survey Volume I, 2010 US$ 10,500.00 May, 2010 · 123 pages
OSS / Linux Development Survey Volume I, 2010 US$ 10,500.00 May, 2010 · 135 pages
Mobile Development Survey Volume I, 2010 US$ 10,500.00 May, 2010 · 160 pages

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