Survey: Java winning at the top end of town

While the competing J2EE and Microsoft .Net software development standards are an even tie among developers in corporate Australia, Java is winning the race at the top end, according to a recent survey.

A study of more than 100 IT professionals across Australian corporations and Government departments, commissioned by application tools vendor, Compuware, said that 82 per cent of companies with more than 50 developers on board are adopting Java as opposed to 35.3 per cent that are adopting .NET.

The survey also showed that both standards are used in many large organisations.

In better news for the IT industry as a whole, respondents plan to increase application development by 75 per cent over the next two years.

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