Replay Solutions, a maker of application life-cycle, software debugging and problem resolution technology, releases the results of a survey of more than 1,000 enterprise Java developers that indicates that enterprise Java developers are moving to the cloud.
Replay Solutions, which
describes itself as a maker of "application life-cycle, software debugging
and problem resolution technology," has released the results of a survey
of more than 1,000 enterprise Java developers that indicates that enterprise
Java developers are moving to the cloud.
The Replay survey reveals data about enterprise Java developer usage
patterns with Java servers, platforms, and IDEs (integrated development
environments). And the results show that there is significant interest, active
evaluation and testing of cloud applications built on Java.
Indeed, 36 percent of the survey's respondents said they would either test
or deploy parts of cloud infrastructure in 2010. Similarly, 35 percent of
respondents said they expect a twofold or higher increase in virtual machine
deployments in 2010. Also, 29 percent said they expect to see a two-time to
10-time increase; and 6 percent said they expect more than a 10-time increase.
"We conducted this survey for our own internal product planning
purposes but wanted to share the results with the Java community because of the
size of the sample and the activity around Java cloud apps development,"
Jonathan Lindo, CEO of Replay Solutions,
said in a statement. "While the survey validated our approach with JBoss,
Tomcat, WebLogic and WebSphere developers, we were actually surprised at the
unexpectedly high percentage of enterprise Java developers who are proactively
testing or deploying cloud infrastructure in 2010."
Regarding Java EE (Java Platform, Enterprise Edition) application servers,
50 percent of respondents said they use Tomcat, 37 percent use IBM
WebSphere, 22 percent use Oracle's WebLogic and 18 percent said they use Red
As far as which platforms they run Java applications on, 57 percent of
respondents said they expect to run Java applications on Windows. 35 percent
said they use Red Hat or CentOS Linux and 18 percent use Solaris.
Moreover, regarding favorite Java application development tools, Eclipse was
by far the most popular IDE in the survey.
Indeed, 66 percent of respondents said Eclipse
was the most important Java EE IDE, 17
percent chose NetBeans and 12 percent chose
Replay conducted its survey in March 2010 with a focus on enterprise
developers using, deploying or supporting Java EE applications. There were
The full results of the survey are being made available to the community at http://info.replaysolutions.com/l/1772/2010-03-22/15B6T.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.