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ONLamp: What Developers Want

Jun 27, 2005, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Murugan Pal)

"Irrespective of the language programmers choose for expressing solutions, their wants and needs are similar. They need to be productive and efficient, with technologies that do not get in the way but rather help them produce high-quality software. In this article, we share our top ten list of programmers' common wants and needs.

"Many of us at SpikeSource are actively using new languages such as Ruby, Python, and PHP; have used class libraries from Java, C++, and .NET; have developed component-based models in MFC, STL, Rogue Wave, CORBA, COM/DCOM, OLE, and ActiveX; have programmed in scripting languages such as JSP/ASP/CFML/VB; and have built architectures based on design patterns and service-oriented architectures..."

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