Half of businesses to use Ajax by 2008

Posted on Friday, October 06 2006 @ 8:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Research firm Evans Data Corporation claims over half of all businesses will be using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) technology within the next two years.
"The growth in the number of developers should be significant over the next few years," John Andrews, president of Evans Data, said in a presentation at the AjaxWorld Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Based on an international survey of developers, Andrews said that the adoption rate of the Ajax developer platform is "as extreme as any of the other technologies that we are tracking", comparing it to the adoption rates of Eclipse and Flash.

Evans Data estimates that there were 10.8 million software developers worldwide in 2004, which is set to increase to 17.1 million by 2009.

Some 1.7 million developers currently write code in Ajax and another 1.2 million have evaluated the technique and are preparing to start using it, according to Andrews.
More details at VNU Net.

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