"...Of the more than 300 Linux developers contacted by
Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Evans Data in August, 70 percent said they
believe that the Web Services model represents the "future of
More than 42 percent of people responding to the survey said
they are currently developing Web Services-enabled applications
with more than two-thirds expecting to develop Web Services-enabled
applications in the next 12 to 24 months.
In response to questions about technology adoption for Web
Services, the study found that more than half of respondents expect
to use the Java programming language in developing Web
services-enabled applications. Simple Object Application Protocol
(SOAP) and Lightweight Access Directory Protocol (LDAP) trailed
Java as technologies forecast for heaviest use."