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Zend, an Israeli world wide web infrastructure software company relating to the development, deployment and management of PHP-based web application, has just released the results of its annual developer survey.
The poll of 5,000 developers revealed important information about the adoption of open standards, along with key trends in DevOps, mobile development and cloud. Due to massive takeup of smartphones, tablets and the general consumerization of IT, they say we now live in an “App Economy,” where applications have become the new face of a business to customers, employees and partners.
It appears that open standards and HTML5 are becoming the typical way to develop mobile apps, which are then, more often than not, deployed to the cloud.
A recent subject of some debate has been the relative adoption of HTML5 and open standards for the development of mobile applications, as compared to native development on the iOS, Android and Windows platforms. Open standards enable companies to easily target multiple devices with their in-house Web developers.
HTML5 is also a popular choice for companies needing multiple-platform support. Another recent developer study by Kendo uI found that only 15 percent of developers would go native when building an app that must perform on multiple platforms. It would appear that the debate over whether or not HTML5 will become standard is just about over, particularly in the PHP community.
Zend Technologies Ltd. is headquartered in Cupertino, California, U.S., technology center in Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel and offices in France, Italy and Germany. The company's operations are currently centered on the development of products s, including Zend Studio.