p. According to the Evans Data Corporation (no relation), Eastern Europe has the highest concentration of PHP developers in the world. Thirty nine percent of all developers in Eastern Europe use PHP.
bq. The largest number of developers using the language can be found in Eastern Europe (39%). India and Brazil have similar usage at a little over 31%. In contrast, only 21% of Chinese developers are utilizing PHP. In North America, 35% of developers are using PHP.
p. To put it in context, The Evans Data Corporation has released a report titled,” More Developers Are Using AJAX in Emerging Markets Than in North America According to the Latest Evans Data Survey”:http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060828005760&newsLang=en on AJAX use in emerging markets. It seems that emerging markets are quicker to take up AJAX than more established markets.
bq. “While we see strong adoption of AJAX globally, our latest research indicates the developer community in the Emerging Markets is embracing this programming model most aggressively,” stated John Andrews, President of Evans Data. “Given that these developers are spending a majority of their time developing Web Applications, we only see this trend continuing.”
p. But since they commented on PHP, I thought it was news worthy. The link above does not go to the report but a short blurb on the report. The entire report can be purchased from “EDC”:http://www.evansdata.com/n2/index.shtml, if you can find it on their web site.