More than half of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) developers responding to a recent survey indicated they have no plans to develop Internet of Things applications this year. This was among the findings from an application development survey from TechValidate.
The report surveyed 3,170 RHEL customers regarding operating systems, workloads, mobile development skills, containers, the cloud, Internet of Things, application development challenges and more. The most prevalent application development challenge polled was access to new technologies at 67%, followed by the need to eliminate trivial tasks at 57% and the need to improve application performance at 48%. (As that survey question was multiple-choice, percentages add up to more than 100.)
In terms of the workloads developers are currently running on RHEL, Web application and Web infrastructure, IT infrastructure and open-source relational databases were most prevalent. A more detailed breakdown of popular RHEL workloads is available below:
As for one of the hottest emerging technologies—containers—the survey showed Linux as by far the most popular container platform at 96%, with 12% of organizations planning to deploy containers in production within three to six months; 20% within six to 12 months; 26% in 12 to 24 months; and 33% with no plans to deploy. The report also surveyed developers on the biggest challenges to container adoption, available in the chart below: