Forrester Research has released a new report focused on their findings studying Development-Only Public Cloud Platforms. The report details the 11 major players in the market, their strengths & weaknesses, and how they stack up.
DZone, Inc. today named Matt Tormollen, an accomplished Raleigh-Durham based technology leader, as its new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Rick Ross, who retired in December, 2017. Matt will be based at DZone’s headquarters in Cary and started his new role on April 16, 2018.
Game Developers Conference (GDC) is happening this week in San Francisco and if you asked people walking even near the South Hall of the event what they noticed first, they would say “Virtual Reality," and to be fair, you’re not really allowed to miss it.
Written by Jo Stitchbury, Guest Contributor to dzone.com's Developer Marketing Zone
In this article I'm going to review some of the ways I've seen successful developer communities engage with their audience and build a solid, sustainable brand. I'm going to illustrate key points with some high-level examples that I recommend you check out further. I want to point out in advance that I'm not affiliated with any of the communities that I describe below (alhough I did once work for GRAKN.AI) and I don't stand to benefit financially from them.
Tools, Technologies, and Communities: The Three Drivers That Make This an Amazing Time for Software Developers
Cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms are democratizing technology for developers at a rapid clip. Easy access, do-it-yourself components and drag-and-drop apps have catapulted software development from the domain of techies hunched over code in siloed offices out into the daylight of everyday business, where developers are growing globally and at an ever-increasing scale.
Engaged and happy remote developers aren’t identified or sustained in a vacuum. Engagement of remote developers starts with practices championed from the top of your organization down. Your leadership needs to embrace the merits of a global, diverse workforce and support efforts that attract and retain remote employees.
Written by Orlee Berlove, Guest Contributor to dzone.com's Developer Marketing Zone
Finding tech advocates is one of the early wins that any smart marketing team is going to try to get. In marketing, we know that outside publicity is worth at least double anything the marketing department can write about the product internally. So, the idea of an advocate can a bit like the holy grail – you’re always looking for it but it’s hard to find.
Developer evangelists and developer relations managers need to show the business value their efforts are generating. One significant measure of value is developer engagement in your online community. Using the right community software, regularly tracking activity, and reading engagement metrics can give you a keen understanding of how your community is performing. These measures can also give insight into how that performance contributes to your organization’s broader product development goals.
When it comes to developing products, no one knows a product inside and out better than a developer. Developers know a product’s advantages, flaws, uses, and potential uses. It’s their job to know, and it’s in their bones to know.
A developer community platform is different from other online community platforms: a developer community centers around solutions. Developers engage in a community to solve problems, exchange knowledge, and find tools that help them do their jobs better. Your platform should be a highly interactive environment weighted toward coding and best practices in the field.