BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, has released the results of a survey of more than 1,000 European developers. The results show that almost 75 percent of developers surveyed are either developing, or expect to be developing, service-oriented architectures (SOA) this year. In the same survey (conducted by independent research house, Evans Data Corporation), more than 60 percent of developers revealed that they would use open source software (OSS) but also identified what they see as significant barriers to its widespread implementation. These include a lack of support and maintenance services, regular updates, unpredictable total cost of ownership and intellectual property concerns.

According to the developers surveyed, London and Madrid appear to be the further ahead in terms of developing SOA applications with more than 30 percent in London developers and nearly 25 percent in Madrid currently developing such applications. Developers in Paris however, are more likely to think they won't develop SOA applications for more than a year, with only 10 percent currently developing SOA applications.

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