Rise of Polyglot report is out

We recently wrote about a disruptive trend we are following along with cloud computing, devops and open source software in the enterprise. Our 451 Research subscribers also got a preview of our findings in a recent spotlight report.

Polyglot programming is the use of many different languages, frameworks, services, databases and other pieces for individual applications. The trend takes today’s developers and IT shops beyond .NET and Java to node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Spring and further still to Erlang, Scala, Haskell and others. Also in the mix are widely used API Web services, such as JSON, REST and SOAP, which are increasingly significant to building applications, as well as developer and user communities. There is also polyglot disruption present at the database layer with MySQL still being popular, but with ample use of the growing number of alternatives (NoSQL, PostgreSQL, NewSQL, etc.), including virtual and cloud-based services. Don’t forget today’s applications will likely pull in effective user-interface technologies such as Javascript, XML and HTML5, whether for internal enterprise, Web, mobile, consumer or converged audiences.

Although there is added pain in programming with multiple languages, benefits such as scalability, interoperability and concurrency increasingly necessitate it for optimal efficiency and quality.

Now we are pleased to present our latest special report, ‘The Rise of Polyglot Programming.’ The report investigates the drivers, disruption, challenges and opportunities from the trend. We also present market sizing and growth implications for polyglot programming, drawing on data and analysis from our Market Monitor service to show how polyglot programming will be part of a growing opportunity worth more than $35bn by 2015.

CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.12.04

Topics for this podcast:

*As the Oracle-Sun-MySQL EC world turns
*Google gets its Web on with Go and Chrome
*Open source and cloud computing complement, compete
*How transparent is your open core?

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All Go for Google Chrome OS
Google introduced Go, a new experimental open source development language, while TechCrunch reported that Google’s Chrome OS will be available within a week.

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# Cavium Networks signed a definitive agreement to acquire MontaVista Software for $50m.

# Microsoft asked Supreme Court to reaffirm that abstract ideas, as in Bilski case, cannot and should not be patentable.

# Ars Technica reported that Microsoft pulled its Windows 7 tool after GPL violation claims.

# MindTouch launched MindTouch Enterprise Dashboards, providing real time enterprise mash-ups.

# Three new members have been elected to the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board.

# An interesting article on community contributions and copyright assignment, from LWN.net.

# CollabNet introduced version 2.0 of open source CollabNet Desktop – Visual Studio Edition.

# Vyatta released an alpha version of Vyatta Core 6 (VC6), its open source router, firewall and VPN software.

# Savio Rodrigues doubted ZDnet’s interpretation of Black Duck figures indicating $26m saved per project due to OSS.

# Zenoss integration with Plixer’s Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer products is now available with Zenoss Core.

# Mary Jo Foley reported that Microsoft’s open source Orchard CMS is the project formerly known as Oxite.

# SpringSource claimed Sky.com has improved developer productivity 400% with Groovy and Grails.

# Matt Asay explained why open source provides a platform for monetization, but not the best way to generate cash.

# Open Source magazine published Open Source Compliance: Getting Started Guide.

# Gear6 has released Gear6 Web Cache Universal Distro, a software distribution of Memcached.

# Mark Stone explained the point of the Codeplex Foundation (with a little help from Greg Stein).