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Six Years and Counting: Developers Weigh in on the State of the Java Market : Page 4

As part of our comprehensive analysis of the past, present, and future of a breakthrough development technology, we asked Java developers where they stand on the tools and technologies that make Java work for them.


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Next we asked about messaging and transaction processing middleware. No surprise here. IBM's MQSeries leads the field, with BEA's Tuxedo second. Far afield is Sun Microsystems with the relatively new JMS system, which is an also-ran with Progress (Sonic Software division) and Fiorano.

Interesting to note, though, that actual users of MQSeries generally rated the reputation of the product higher, compared to the full response group, than other products. In other words, while MQSeries in general received a highly positive 5 rating from 17 percent of respondents, a full 20 percent of those who use it gave it a 5 rating.

Tuxedo users were only 1 percent off the mark for reputation in general, while Sun's JMS faired less well among its users than it did with the full respondent list, perhaps indicating that JMS needs some time to mature, though it had better do so fast: Figure 9shows that JMS will double its market share in 12 months.



Figure 8. Reputation of Messaging Tools: Percentage of those who gave each product a 5 rating (on a scale of 1 to 5), broken out by A) all respondents and B) respondents who use the tool
 
Figure 9. Messaging Tools Current/Future Use: This green area shows the current marketshare for each vendor/product listed, by percentage. The pink area shows the net change in marketshare over 1 year, based on the number of respondents who said they would adopt, stay with, or abandon that product line.
 

Model of Success
In Java modeling tools, Rational Rose, long the de facto ruler of the modeling toolkits, has, not surprisingly, run away with the field. The next-most respected product in our survey, TogetherJfrom TogetherSoft, will have trouble closing the gap. Fifteen percent of all respondents said they would add Rational Rose to their software lineups in the next 12 months while only 9 percent plan to adopt TogetherSoft.

The third most recognized product in the field was Sybase PowerDesigner, followed by Embarcadero Technologies' (formerly Advanced Software Technologies) GDPro.

Figure 10. Reputation of Modeling Tools: Percentage of those who gave each product a 5 rating (on a scale of 1 to 5), broken out by a) all respondents and b) respondents who use the tool
 
Figure 11. Modeling Tools Current/Future Use: This green area shows the current marketshare for each vendor/product listed, by percentage. The blue area shows the net change in marketshare over 1 year, based on the number of respondents who said they would adopt, stay with, or abandon that product line.
 



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