Typesafe Survey Shows Nearly Two Thirds of Java Developers Already Migrated to Java 8 or Committed to Within Next Year; Plus Adoption Trends Around Containers, Big Data, IoT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--( Oct 20, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today released a new survey of Java developers on their plans to upgrade to the latest release of Java and which features of the release mattered most. The latest findings suggest that adoption of Java 8 is running ahead of predictions in the first Typesafe Java 8 adoption survey (March 2014), with two-thirds of those polled now saying they were running Java 8 or had committed to switching within a year. Java 8 "adopters" were aggressively embracing the new release while "holdouts" cited legacy architectures -- not features of Java 8 -- as the biggest obstacle to upgrading.
The survey, conducted in September 2014, garnered 3,030 responses. Participants were very hands-on with Java. 61% identified themselves as developers while 27% checked off as architect. 26% coded full-time while 55% spent more than half their work day coding.
"It's truly remarkable how quickly the Java developer community has rallied around Java 8," said Jonas Bonér, CTO and co-founder of Typesafe and creator of the Akka event-driven middleware project. "Innovation around Java and the JVM is transforming the modern data center infrastructure."
Among the key findings of the survey were (FOR FULL REPORT DOWNLOAD):
Other topics of interest to Java developers addressed in the report (FOR FULL REPORT DOWNLOAD) include:
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