Poll Result: Java Store Hasn't Yet Elicited Broad Interest
The results of the past week's java.net poll suggest that, while a fair number of developers are watching the developments related to the Java Store, a majority isn't yet paying much attention. A total of 193 votes were cast, a relatively small number compared with most recent java.net polls. The exact question and results were:
What do you think about the Java Store's recent progress?
- 2% (4 votes) - The new client is a significant advance
- 4% (8 votes) - PayPal X integration is significant
- 3% (6 votes) - Both of the above
- 29% (56 votes) - It's still not available in my country
- 4% (7 votes) - It still doesn't work on my OS
- 49% (94 votes) - I haven't followed the Java Store news
- 9% (18 votes) - I don't know; other
This is not a scientific poll; rather, it is a voluntary survey. Hence, the results should not be assumed to accurately reflect the categorization of views within the entire global population of software developers.
Among the people who chose to vote, very few were able to offer an opinion about the Java Store's recent progress. In fact, at least 82% of the vote reflects either that the voter is unaware of the recent progress, or they are blocked from using the Java Store software due to country restrictions or OS issues.
A total of 9% of the voting considers the two very recent Java Store related areas of progress to be significant. Another 9% selected "I don't know; other." The fact that these people did not select "I haven't followed the Java Store news" implies that they have some awareness of the recent news, and either they haven't investigated it fully enough to have a strong opinion, or they don't consider the recent news significant (which would be why they didn't select one of the first three options).
For those who would like to catch up on the recent Java Store and Java Warehouse news, here are a few resources:
- Terrence Barr: Java Store: Now serving payments
- My recent post: New Java Warehouse and Java Store "Deep Dive" Videocast Series
- The actual videocasts: Deep Dive: Java Warehouse and Java Store with Bernard Traversat
- James Gosling: Java Store β: payment and a new client
- Sun Announcement: Sun Enhances Java Application Store with PayPal Payment Capability
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