DZone Inc.,provider of online communities that empower developers, proudly announced today it has been named No. 2887 on the Inc. Magazine list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the US.
“Any company should rightfully be proud to be named to this list, but less than 10% receive this honor five times in a row as we have,” said Matt Tormollen, CEO of DZone. “DZone Inc is well positioned at the intersection of two emerging trends – the growing importance of developers to all business and the increasing desire for user-generated content. As one of the earliest companies to recognize these trends, DZone has been able to capitalize on them to grow our business.”
DZone’s roots are based in Javalobby, an online community for Java engineers to share knowledge and expertise. Prior to the era of blogs and forums, the unique online community sparked a change to technology development by including developers in the conversation. A few years later, the community concept was expanded to other developer groups, providing them a voice in software development along with advice and free resources.
Today, developers sit at the hub of innovation in many different kinds of companies. And user-generated content is an essential resource for developers around the globe working with different tools and platforms. Bringing these two developments together, DZone has become the leading resource for engaging 1.2 million developer members through its authoritative DZone.com media site. The DZone.com site is powered by AnswerHub, DZone’s own software product. AnswerHub is used by developer communities for such well-known brands as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Epic Games and Disney Pixar.