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AJAX Used on Half Of SOA and Web Services Projects

Evans Data Releases The Findings From December 2006 Survey Of Over 400 Web Service Developers

Over 40% of developers working on Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) can now complete a typical SOA development effort within 3 months – more than twice as many as a year ago – according to results in the new Evans Data Corporation’s 2006 Web Services Development Survey to be released December 22. Additionally, over 60% of all SOA projects are completed within just 6 months.

These dramatic productivity increases come at the same time as developers and IT professionals embrace Microsoft’s .Net and Java for SOA in almost equal proportions, and both the Java and C# languages’ market share continue to grow as SOA implementations mushroom. Over the last two years, the total number of companies with more than 40 Web Services in production has doubled and that number is expected to double once again in the next twelve months.

“We are now moving from the SOA pilot stage into full live deployments taking advantage of the reuse of frameworks and services thus driving the much improved productivity curve,” said John Andrews, Evans Data’s President. “This adoption highlights the proven benefits that both the IT and line of business organizations achieve through their SOA efforts.”

In other findings from the December 2006 survey of over 400 Web Service developers:

* Half of developers working on Web Services are currently using AJAX or plan to do so over the coming 12 months. This is up from 45% six months ago.

* Determining return on investment for SOA is considered the number-one challenge to SOA development and deployment efforts, followed by getting organizational buy-in.

* In three years, two out of three SOA developers will be running the majority of their applications in managed code.

AJAXWorld Presentation: AJAX by Numbers: A Statistical Snapshot
John F. Andrews is the president of Evans Data Corporation. He has served as CEO of a variety of IT companies, both private and public. Prior to these CEO assignments he was CIO of CSX Corporation, and was also a CIO and division president at several of GTE's operations. John also has extensive experience in market research, having been the CEO of Giga Information Group before it was acquired by Forrester Research.

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AJAXWorld Receives The Largest Number of Sponsor Support 
For Its March 2007 East New York Event

SYS-CON Events also announced the other "charter sponsors" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, which included; Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), and Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor).

The first international AJAXWorld Conference & Expo which took place on October 2 - 4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA is sponsored by Adobe, Amazon, Apress, Backbase, ComponentArt, Cynergy Systems, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, Infragistics, JackBe, Laszlo Systems, Nexaweb, OASIS, Parasoft, Sun Microsystems, telerik, TIBCO, U7 Web Technologies, Visible Measures, Zapatec; including media sponsors AJAX Matters, AJAXWorld Magazine, BZ Media, ColdFusion Developer's Journal, DevtownStation.com, Eclipse Developer's Journal, Eclipse Review, Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Integration Developer News, ITtoolbox.com, Java Developer's Journal, LinuxWorld.com, Methods & Tools, Network World, Open Enterprise Trends, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance, SOA Web Services Journal, SYS-CON.TV, Web 2.0 Journal, and Web Developer's & Designer's Journal.

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