Thank you for participating in the last survey. When the final scores were tallied, the Technical Sessions were voted the most valuable, followed by the User Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Presummit Seminars and Demo Theaters. We were glad to see the User Sessions were highly valued this year! Hopefully we can offer more next year.
The next poll is coming soon.
Of the participants who took the last poll, almost 70% have upgraded and are using ArcGIS 9.3. The remainder are still using ArcGIS 9.2 for the most part.
Things definitely move fast however and ArcGIS 9.3.1 is just around the corner.
The next developer poll is already in place: How many of your customers will require you to support Internet Explorer 6.0 during the next 12 months?
Thanks again for participating.
Well, you may not need us to state the obvious, but an overwhelming percentage of you chose Eclipse for your Java development (over 53%). Netbeans was a distant second with 25%. This could be because they’re both open source and free or it could be due to the fact that we’ve targeted these IDEs with our Engine and Server plug-ins? The popularity of Eclipse and Netbeans may not be surprising but anyone care to comment on why they use one instead of the other?
It was surprising to see JBuilder with such a low percentage (4%). Granted, we had a small sample population that took the survey, but maybe this is due to its price tag?
And lastly, in case you’re wondering, the single “Other answer …” was VI!
Of the individuals that participated, it’s clear that Visual Studio 2005 with .NET 2.0 is the most popular IDE for ArcObjects development today. 50% of the community are developing with this configuration. The next most popular configuration is Visual Studio 2008 with .NET 3.5 at 32%.
A smaller percentage are taking advantage of the Visual Studio 2008 IDE improvements, but still building on top of the .NET 2.0 framework. This is surprising given that .NET 3.0 and 3.5 didn’t undergo any major architectural changes (still uses the .NET 2.0 CLR) and are considered an additive release. We would be interested in hearing more feedback about this!
There are limitations, but another interesting fact was that very few (2%) of the respondents identified that they were using Visual Studio Express. And of course, there are still a few (3%) implementing Visual Studio 6.0.
On that note, for all VB6 and VBA developers looking to transition to .NET, we are releasing a number blogs and videos on the migration process very soon. Keep your eyes posted.
In the mean time, let’s turn to the Java developers in the next poll and see what IDE they are using.
Thanks for the feedback!
Included are 10 questions on the following topics:
I know you are thinking “great, another ESRI survey”, but the data gathered here will help us make critical decisions about how we build and foster the online communities in the future.
And if you are reading this, then that means you are part of these communities, so now is your chance to help direct their (and your) future.
As always, your participation is valued and appreciated.
Here are the results from the last poll. It looks like 76 people participated, and more than 50% have already migrated from to .NET, and about 30% are still transitioning from VBA/VB 6.0 to .NET.
Thanks for participating! There’s a new one today and there will be more to come…
One of the main goals of this poll is to stay in touch with the developer community and to give you an opportunity to provide us with some direct feedback. We’ll be using this information to post a other questions and blogs topics in the future.
Feel free to add comments here about other polls and/or blog topics that you would like to see.
Keep your eyes peeled as we release new questions.