EDC predicts Ruby boom in Brazil

By : |September 14, 2007 0

SANTA CRUZ, USA: In a recent analysis done by Evans Data Corporation (EDC) says developers in Brazil expect their use of the Ruby scripting language to double in the next year, according to the newest Emerging Markets Development Survey of over 400 developers in Brazil, China, India and Eastern Europe.


Although 15.6 per cent of developers in Brazil use Ruby today, 33 per cent expect to use it next year. Ruby use is currently strongest amongst the emerging markets in China, with 20 percent using it today, but only minor growth is expected during the coming year.


"Ruby has been creating a sensation in the development world because of its object-oriented nature, good exception handling and simple, elegant ease of use." said John Andrews, CEO of Evans Data Corp.


He added, "That combination is very appealing to developers in emerging markets, and we foresee Ruby use surpassing the use of several other scripting languages in the near future."


JavaScript is the most commonly used scripting language in emerging markets as well as elsewhere. Over 80 per cent of Chinese developers report using JavaScript some of the time, 76 per cent using it in India, 71 per cent using it in Eastern Europe, and 69 per cent in Brazil. However, little or no growth is expected in these areas.

Other findings from this survey released include:

  • One-third of developers in emerging markets are currently using virtualization or expect to in the next six months, with the strongest uptake in Brazil and China.
  • China has by far the worst security experience in the BRIC countries, with 90 per cent reporting an incident within the last year.

Use of PHP, which is used by a third of developers in India, is expected to grow fastest in that country.

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