"Developers using Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java
programming language will outnumber those using the C/C++ languages
by next year, the findings of a series of studies conducted by
Evans Data Corp. and released late Wednesday show.
Presenting the firm's research findings at IBM's Solutions
technical developers conference here on Wednesday afternoon, Janel
Garvin, vice president of research at Evans, said that more than
half of North American developers use Java today, with that number
expected to rise by 10 percent next year.
The research also shows that Java usage has been rising at the
expense of Visual Basic and C/C++. "This means that, for the first
time, more North American developers will be using Java than Visual
Basic or C/C++ next year," Garvin said. "Java usage is even
stronger outside North America, with almost 60 percent of
developers expecting to spend some part of their programming time
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