Insights and Analysis


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|

Why PCs aren’t dead, dying or even terminally ill

By many reports, the PC industry is dying. I maintain that it is not; it's just evolving. As a technology marketer, it's important to understand this evolution, and that the future embraces multiple devices, from phone and tablet to PC. Developers now serve multiple devices. (This is the original IBM 5150. In my part-time job in high school I serviced these. Back in my day, young whippersnapper, RAM came in sleeves and you had to push each chip into the socket.) An article in the Sunday New York Times this week reported that tablet sales continue to affect PC [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:53:54+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Presentation Highlights: How are Developers Different and How Do I Talk To Them?

Marketing to Developers: How are they different and how do I talk to them? from Jeff Hadfield I've just uploaded to SlideShare the TL;DR ( i.e. "abbreviated") version of the presentation I've shared with hundreds of people about marketing to software developers. Many have asked for a glimpse of this presentation, and here's the answer. Normally we tailor the presentation to your needs: for example, we can drill deeply into developer personality types, how they differ from everyone else, and thereby how they prefer to hear information. We also spend a lot of time talking about what developer-focused tactics and [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:56:10+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Don’t Over-Slice the Developer Market

At Microsoft's Build 2013, I had many conversations with folks plugged in to the developer market. There were a handful of themes I heard repeated, and I'll share the first with you today. Microsoft's Dmitry Lyalin, told me, "The role of the developer is expanding. We are expected to be not just be the web guy or desktop guy, you're expected to be the developer. You have productivity being pushed down on you from corporate level and you are expected to have your skill set transpose across a bunch of technologies." As marketers, we have a tendency to want [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:57:11+00:00 July 17th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

CodeProject Announces Windows Azure Developer Challenge $2,500 Grand Prize Winner

The 10-week developer challenge saw 21 winners claim over $16,000 in prizes TORONTO — CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, is pleased to announce Phil Lee as the grand prize winner of CodeProject’s recent Windows Azure Developer Challenge. Over $16,000 in prizes was awarded to 21 individuals throughout the 10-week Windows Azure Developer Challenge. The contest pitted developers from across the globe against each other in five stages of competitions that incorporated tasks like building a website, using SQL, spinning virtual machines, and building responsive mobile access for their Azure apps. A big congratulations [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:58:04+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Industry News, Insights and Analytics|

Startups: Overlooking The Intangibles

A recent article (blog post) in Harvard Business Review raised the important point that startups need to think about more than unique and innovative products. Instead, startups need to think about providing innovative business structures as well. It's interesting to think about how startups talk about "disruption," but only around their products. Instead, as Jessica Lawrence, this article's author, pointed out, Entrepreneurs are faced with a unique opportunity to not only build innovative products but also to build companies that break the cycle and do not play off of fear, false superiority, or treating work as simply an exchange [...]

By | 2017-12-04T23:00:27+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Pin It on Pinterest