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Dynamic Open Source Languages Head to the Cloud

May 27, 2010, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The cloud isn't just for network administrators looking for scale, it's also a key development area for developers building applications with open source dynamic languages.

"According to a poll conducted by analyst firm Redmonk and sponsored by dynamic language vendor ActiveState, over half of the developers surveyed have deployment plans for cloud applications within the next 12 months. Those cloud deployments are likely to be a hybrid of both public and private cloud platforms, according to 37 percent of respondents.

In terms of the languages used by developers, nearly 80 percent noted that they were using JavaScript, while both Python and Perl came in at 47 percent, PHP at 42 percent and Ruby at 31 percent."

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