Open source booming in Asia

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Open source code is now used by over 70 per cent of software developers in Asia, according to a new report.

The number of developers using open source in the region has surged more than 40 per cent in just three years, Evans Data Corporation revealed in a recent survey of software engineers.

"Developers who faced difficult coding assignments had a harder time before open source software became common," said the research firm.

This is because the developer can see every bit of [the code] to see how a [software application] functions and how it can be modified.

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