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Developer Focused Products on the Rise

By Colin Bish on Apr 18, 2018 11:26:30 AM

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.

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DZone, Inc. Names Matt Tormollen New CEO

By Sarah Huntington on Apr 17, 2018 9:27:21 AM

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The (still) Hottest Trend at GDC

By Colin Bish on Mar 22, 2018 8:45:00 AM

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.

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Building Brand Engagement with Software Developers

By Guest Contributor on Mar 13, 2018 12:14:25 PM

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. 

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Tools, Technologies, and Communities: The Three Drivers That Make This an Amazing Time for Software Developers

By AnswerHub on Jan 24, 2018 11:20:29 AM

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.

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Keep Your Remote Developers Engaged

By AnswerHub on Jan 24, 2018 11:08:25 AM

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.

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Tech Advocates and Marketing Fundamentals

By Guest Contributor on Jan 9, 2018 3:57:59 PM

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.

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Use Developer Engagement in Your Community to Build Performance Metrics

By AnswerHub on Jan 3, 2018 1:30:26 PM

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.

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The Importance of Listening to Developers

By AnswerHub on Dec 20, 2017 11:48:25 AM

 

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.

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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Developer Community Platform

By AnswerHub on Dec 20, 2017 11:48:03 AM

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.

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