The Web Now AJAXified and Commoditized.posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 12/20/2006 11:19:00 PM
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.
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.
Faster cycle times means that technology no longer is a competitive advantage. As an entrepreneur building a product or VC investing in technology companies, it's time to throw out the outdated mode of thinking that technology creates a barrier to entry and create a new business plan, one that can't be replicated in 3 months.