I posted yesterday on the wonderful logic behind the language/development analysis. Well comes today some more information: These are the language usage statistics that Gartner's analysts believe to be true:
"Smalltalk has become a niche technology that will be used by less than five percent of enterprises for another few years, mostly in the maintenance mode." "There are one or two reputable vendors that still support Smalltalk (e.g. IBM) but they do not and will not introduce significant enhancements, recognizing the niche status of Smalltalk." "Smalltalk applications should be relegated in the maintenance mode: do enhancements, do not do major new development!" "As a strategic, long-term direction enterprises should choose a mainstream technology: either (or both) Java or/and Microsoft technology."