As part of our effort to build a better community, we have started posting polls to help improve our understanding of the wants and needs of Intel AMT Developers. The results of these polls are provided to our product development teams and influence future releases.
I put up the second poll in this series to find out more about the operating systems and languages that are preferred for AMT development. You can also see our first poll results. The results of these polls are currently being used to drive development of upcoming samples and interfaces.
The results breakdown as follows:
- Operating System - Windows 67 %, Linux 22%
- Language - C# 33%, C++ 30 %, Java 26 %
Windows is the clear winner for desired development operating system, but the language is not so clear cut. The interesting part for me was the strong showing for Java, which is currently not well supported in AMT samples.
Here are the raw results:
To make the results even more interesting, my colleague Gael pulled information on tools downloads from our community site. Here are the year-to-date downloads for AMT reference tools:
- AMT SDK (primarily C# & C++) 920
- Manageability DTK (C#) 8 (only 3 for the source code)
- AMT RDK (Java) 94
The AMT Reference Design Kit was only updated through AMT 2.0, yet it has a significant amount of downloads this year. Coincidentally it is also the only extensive reference for AMT Java development.
So suffice it to say we will be continuing to support Windows C# and C++ as the primary development choices, but will be pushing to add more Java.
If you would like to comment on this, we would love to hear more of your thoughts. Also, please continue to participate in our future polls.