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Java Is Gaining Momentum

DEVELOPERS
By the end of 1998, 900,000 software engineers will use Java, up from 700,000 at the end of 1997.

APPLICATIONS
Sun lists 1,300 Java programs in its catalog--400 of which have been certified by the company as ''100% Pure'' Java. Analysts estimate about half that many programs use Microsoft Java. But most Java development is inside corporations and isn't included in these numbers.

USERS
Some 48% of the top 1,000 companies in the U.S. have Java software development underway in-house, says Forrester Research. By 2000, that figure should climb to 72%.

DATA: INTERNATIONAL DATA CORP., FORRESTER RESEARCH INC., COMPANY REPORTS



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