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DZone.com is one of the world’s largest online communities run on AnswerHub. As a leading publisher of technical resources for software developers, DZone.com engages millions of visitors monthly with quality, free content.

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About DZone

The Evolution of DZone

1997 DZone CEO, Rick Ross, founds Javalobby, an online community for Java developers. 

2005 Javalobby evolves into DZone.com to expand coverage beyond the boundaries of the Java community. 

2008 DZone introduces Refcardz, technical cheat sheets for developers.

2010 DZone launches its open source Q&A system, OSQA, and produces its one hundredth Refcard.

2011 DZone launches its knowledge management software, AnswerHub.

2012 LinkedIn, Unity and eBay launch AnswerHub sites.

2013 Epic Games launches its AnswerHub site.

2014 DZone launches research guides featuring expert articles and industry insights. The two hundredth Refcard is released, IBM and Microsoft become AnswerHub customers, and DZone is listed on the Inc. 5000.

2015 Pixar, Xerox, Amazon and PayPal become AnswerHub customers. DZone has more than 50 employees worldwide and is once again listed on the Inc. 5000. DZone.com is updated and relaunched on the AnswerHub platform. The first Java research guide is released. 

2016 AnswerHub 1.6.5 is released and DZone is listed on the Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year. 

2017 SFW invests in DZone allowing for accelerated growth across all teams, an expanded product portfolio, and enhancements across sales and marketing teams