Re: [xsl] New Developer Survey Shows XQuery Adoption Skyrocketing

Subject: Re: [xsl] New Developer Survey Shows XQuery Adoption Skyrocketing
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 05:50:10 +1000
I think that the companies that develop their own XSLT 2.0 processors
should carry out their own survey.

Wouldn't be surprised if the results of such a survey show even
greater developer support and enthusiasm for XSLT 2.0. :o)

The main reason for the results of a survey, of course, is how it was
carried out. Even with my limited experience in this area it is clear
to me that in order to obtain reliable results the sample must be huge
enough and quite well randomly distributed. 550 software professionals
with whom you have connections (meaning they are already interested in
your business) doesn't  seems to be exactly the case of picking a
large, random and statistically representative sample.

Should any such survey by a company that develops the product be
regarded as anything independent from their advertising campaign? For
me the answer is clear.

Dimitre Novatchev.

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 11:39:14 -0500, Tony Lavinio <xml1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear XSL-List,
> Obviously XQuery vendor adoption is huge, but what about actual
> developer adoption of XQuery and should XSLT fans be concerned?
> DataDirect conducted a survey of 550 software professionals and
> found that 52% of those surveyed were already using XQuery, and
> that another 33% said that they plan to use XQuery in the next
> 12 months! The free study investigates who is using XQuery, what
> industries are benefiting, and why. You can download the survey
> results here:
> Sincerely,
> Tony Lavinio
> Principal Software Architect

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