Developer Personalities Introduction: The Visual Edition

We recently published a Research Brief - an introduction to Developer Personalities. It's likely developers don't think like you do, so better understanding them helps you offer them better value and marketing that addresses their concerns and needs. But some of us prefer to see things a bit more graphically ... so here's the slide deck summary of this initial introduction to developer personalities (still, go download the brief too). You may notice a few new insights sprinkled here and there, too. Research Brief: Developer Personalities Introduction from Jeff Hadfield

By | 2017-12-04T22:50:02+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

CodeProject Celebrates Ten Million Members

One of the world’s largest independent communities of coders and developers hits major milestone. TORONTO,  — CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, is celebrating its ten millionth registered member. The community was co-founded thirteen years ago by Chris Maunder and David Cunningham with the simple idea of generating collaborative content that would help developers improve their work flow and technical abilities. To celebrate the milestone, CodeProject is working with its members to coordinate celebrations around the world throughout the summer.  Celebratory events will be hosted by influential members of the CodeProject community in countries [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:50:36+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Industry News, Insights and Analytics|

Intel App Innovation Contest Challenges Developers to Get Creative to Win Over $100,000 in Cash Prizes

Global competition pits developers against each other in the ultimate Windows 8 App challenge TORONTO, Canada -- CodeProject has announced its newest contest, the Intel App Innovation Contest (AIC) 2013, with over $100,000 in cash prizes.  The global competition, which ends on November 20, is sponsored by Intel and co-sponsored by Lenovo.  Application developers submit their most innovative Windows 8 tablet and all-in-one desktop app ideas to compete in a three-round challenge to win big and gain recognition in the international developer community. Are you up for the challenge? Here’s how to enter: Round 1: Developers must submit their [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:51:05+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Industry News, Insights and Analytics|

Developer Personalities: Audience Brief

Software developers are a unique, demanding demographic. Developer Media’s latest research analysis helps marketers better understand them in order to better market to and communicate with them. Developers don’t think like the average person. In fact, developers are somewhat of a breed apart. They’re likely to identify themselves as craftsmen and artisans, in an engineering, technical-problem-solving sense. While there are many ways to assess personality types, one of the most widely accepted is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), a way to illustrate personality differences. The MBTI describes personality types based on four pairs of opposing traits, and then describes [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:52:09+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Insights and Analytics, Research|

Developers Think Differently: Research Brief Explores Software Developer Personalities

Developer Media’s latest research on developer personalities helps marketers understand software developers — and better communicate with them August 9, 2013 — Toronto, Canada — A typical software developers’ personality is significantly different from the average person’s, according to a new survey conducted by Developer Media.  Based on the results, almost 30 per cent of developers fall under one specific personality type. Developers are more likely to exhibit five specific personality types than other people, the study found. The survey had professional software developers visiting CodeProject.com take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test to determine their personality type, and [...]

By | 2017-12-08T11:05:19+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Industry News, Insights and Analytics|

Developers Love Competition

Developers love competition. Why? Based on my experience, they enjoy showing off their skills and they enjoy the intellectual challenge. And, of course, some of them just plain love to compete. But it's not just my opinion. We recently completed a Developer Media study about personality types. I'll share the results with you later, but the short version is that 70% of developers fit into 5 personality types. To further drill down, we found that 52% of developers have "NT" personality traits vs. 14% of the regular US population. What's NT? Well, we used the Myers-Briggs Personality Index (MBTI) (R), [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:53:16+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

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