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.
Tools, Technologies, and Communities: The Three Drivers That Make This an Amazing Time for Software Developers
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.
By: Wendy Dessler, Outreachmama.com
It’s been a hot topic for over a decade now, with little in the way of hard evidence or answers. Are there elite software developers, rock stars of their trade, among us? Does the mythical “10x Developer” actually exist, or has it been an elusive myth all this time?
Guest Post written by Ramesh P, Senior Manager at Cognizant in association with dzone.com's bounty board
Developer evangelism is like trying to sell shoes to a bunch of cobblers. Software developers relate to technology, not to the brand or company behind it. They aren’t fazed by traditional marketing tactics, and their radar for being thrown the company party line is keen. You’ll get their attention after you earn street cred by demonstrating your technical know-how and ability to feel their pain. You need to gain their respect before you get their ear.
Application Programming Interfaces, or API’s, allow two pieces of code’s data to contract allowing independence for evolution and new business opportunities within systems. While the latter may not be entirely new information to developers, the use and adaptability of API’s have been on the rise to help businesses with everyday tasks and accelerate data sharing.
On average the typical person spends 8 ½ hours online and on their phone. The technology industry has grown tremendously in the past decade and it’s necessary to provide innovative technology for an ever-changing market... these changes start with engineering from a developer. We've outlined some key points as to why developers matter so much at playing an integral role to our everyday and our futures.
A developer community is a place that developers can work, interact, and learn organically to create and share knowledge as well as ask questions on topics important to what they want to learn more about. A developer community is different than an ordinary online community platform in that it is solely focused on a development environment, mostly coding, an interactive environment, and best practices in the field.
Developer community platforms are vastly becoming a popular way to help development teams within businesses organize people and accomplish work in an interactive and collaborative way. A developer community is different than an ordinary online community platform in that it is solely focused on a development environment, mostly coding, an interactive environment, and best practices in the field.
Creating a communal space for your development team to interact is critical in an ever-changing field. However, knowing which environment is right for your development team’s needs can be difficult with the amount of options available. Developer forums and developer online communities are two main ways that have been popularized to create an interactive environment for your development team.