Dynamic language use is soaring in Asia, with more than 88 percent of developers in a recent survey saying they use some dynamic languages some of the time.
Dynamic languages have traditionally been used to build small applications or for small jobs within bigger systems, but more developers are beginning to use these languages for mainstream development because they can be easier to use than other languages.
“Software developers are always looking for ways to shed unneeded complexity and outdated methodologies and move to approaches that make programming simpler and faster, especially as more and more development is Web-centric,” said John Andrews, president and CEO of Evans Data. “The high use of dynamic languages in Asia Pacific is consistent with the high concentration of Web application development being conducted in that region.”
Evans Data’s survey of over 400 software developers in the Asia-Pacific region also showed that cloud computing is on the rise, with over 20 percent of surveyed Asian developers planning to launch cloud projects within the next six months; 60 percent of surveyed developers in the Asia region expect their development for mobile devices to increase; and Intel dominates the development market with more than twice as many surveyed developers targeting Intel processors as Advanced Micro Devices processors.