Forrester: open source project explosion driving a “golden era” in app dev

Of course, one would have to live under a rock not to notice the huge “app” industry around smartphones and tablets.

But Android is not the only open source game in town driving the innovation. jQuery, Phonegap, Hadoop, Sencha , Apache Cordova, dojo, Ehcache, Riak, Munin and OpenStack are among the many key open source technologies driving the new wave of innovation across the consumer space and enterprise markets, according to Forrester Research.

In a webcast with Black Duck Software today, Forreser Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond said that five out of six developers are currently using or have used open source software tools and frameworks as part of their projects.