What do you get when thousands of IT professionals weigh in on the technologies that are most important to them? Well, for starters, you get a pretty good sense of where things are headed. Oh, and you could also get some cash.
Last year, our 2010 IBM Tech Trends Survey captured input from more than 3,000 participants worldwide, and revealed just how much you all love mobile and cloud computing technologies (which, I don't think it's too soon to say, was fairly prescient). Those results created quite a buzz, so we're excited to bring you our 2011 IBM Tech Trends Survey, which includes more subjects and comes with a financial incentive: Complete the survey and you could win a gift certificate worth $20 USD! That's right -- participants' e-mail addresses will be entered into a random drawing, and we'll choose 100 winners. In 10 - 15 minutes, you can take part in one of the most important IT surveys around, and help determine where the industry should focus as it moves forward ... maybe even make some money.
And be sure to answer the section on yottabyte-scale storage with the Infinite Improbability Drive. Wait, never mind -- that's from an early draft of our 2025 survey.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Open source physics engines (Open source)
- Use TCP Wrappers to control access (AIX and UNIX)
- Use Java programs to access IBM i (IBM i)
- Manage software subcontractors collaboratively to reduce risks (Rational)
- Using routing mechanisms in WebSphere Message Broker (WebSphere)
- Add structure and semantics to content with XSLT 2.0 (XML)
- List, search, and post microblog updates to Identi.ca with PHP and the StatusNet API (XML)