Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is one of the most prominent, if not the most prominent benchmark tools for major technology markets. The analysis report on the ALM market for 2012 is out, and marks Microsoft as the current leader:
“By virtue of its position in the market as a provider of key platforms and development tools, Microsoft acts as an overall thought leader in the ALM market.”
What about Microsoft’s disadvantages? Gartner says:
“Although Microsoft is one of the only vendors to cover all aspects of the SDLC, its greatest challenge has been support for non-Microsoft development. However, the company has made good strides with support for Eclipse and the ability to extend TFS with Java code.”
In other words, for that matter Visual Studio Team Everywhere is bridging the gap.
Remember this report is released before the upcoming release of TFS 2012, which will stretch Microsoft even further over the competition. Well done!