Insights and Analysis


Developers Reveal Their Biggest Challenges When Learning a New Technology or Framework

It’s Like a Tough Mudder For Their Brains Life-long learners, yes. Thrilled with every step of the process? No. Modern developers notice the hard parts of learning just like everyone else. Because of the nature of their work, they have very specific challenges. Fortunately, these are challenges that technology, tool, and framework companies are well-poised to help them overcome. Yes, YOU can help a developer. Developer Media posed a very simple question on CodeProject.com: “What are the hardest parts of learning a new technology or framework?” Survey, says... Almost as many respondents (>40%) said that getting started with new [...]

Check Out the 2019 Developer Media Audience Profile by Evans Data

Meet the Developer Media Audience If you are marketing to developers, you need to understand your audience. We can help you by understanding ours. Get the skinny on who our audience is from the March 2019 Developer Media Audience Profile — gathered for you by Evans Data Corporation, one of the most trusted research organizations in our industry. In the profile, we serve up the latest data about our greatest assets: the developers who make up the developer-to-developer (D2D) communities we reach. To learn who they are, what they do, and how they influence tool purchases, click here to [...]

Calling All DevOps Engineers

Calling Them What? And that is the question. If you are marketing to developers, you already know that there is no generic “developer.” Undoubtedly, your tool or service is meant to be wielded by a very specific developer persona. But thanks to DevOps, that persona may be employing multiple tools. So when your persona also identifies as DevOps, what does that mean? Why should you care? To understand this, Developer Media posed a very simple question on CodeProject.com: “Are you a DevOps engineer?” Yes, But... At least one developer responded, “Yes, but I don’t want to be one.” Harrr. [...]

The Power of Developers: Why Developers Reject Tool Recommendations

We recently posed the question to the CodeProject.com audience: “How often do you shoot down product tool choices your manager / team lead presents to your team?". From this, we learned that 34.5% of the developers who responded very often, often, or occasionally reject the choices the purchaser has already made. In addition, approximately 30% never have to reject a product from on high because they choose their own tools! However, this first survey did not dig into the reasons why developers had rejected or disliked tool selections made by their manager, team lead, or other leaders in their organization. [...]

Developer Power: How Developers Influence Tool Purchase and Adoption

Most people agree that developers of all job descriptions have tremendous technical power at their fingertips. However, particularly in large organizations, many software and programming tool developers have been focusing on the purchaser as the customer. More often than not, that is not the developer who will be implementing the tool purchased. The C-suite, project managers, or lead engineers may seem like the best target audience. But what about the developers they will delegate implementation to? How do developers influence tool purchases? To understand this, Developer Media posed a very simple question on CodeProject.com:   “How often do you shoot [...]

The 3Es of Running Successful Developer Contests

Planning to run a developer contest? You’ve probably spent a considerable amount of time researching and combing through the myriad of contest platforms and tools that not only tie in with your business and marketing objectives, but also appeal to the developer community. Or perhaps you’re looking to build a contest platform of your own. Well, the good (and bad) news is that you have plenty of options available. So how do you decide what works best for you? As you set out to build a short- or long-term contest strategy, you need to have a good understanding of [...]

By |2018-12-04T08:44:59-04:00December 5th, 2018|Insights and Analytics, Marketing to Developers|

Humans vs. Robots

Introduction Programmatic advertising was once viewed as the most promising trend in advertising, allowing advertisers to forgo the expense and commitment of working with ad sales to commit to buying ads and instead choose a lower-priced, data-driven robot using AI to bid on placement on a variety of media sites. The offer of advantages such as lower price per CPM, real-time purchase and display, and multimedia site targeting is hard to resist. Enter the reality If you work in developer marketing, depending on your audience, there may not be enough data for a machine learning algorithm to work. Each [...]

By |2018-08-06T14:10:58-04:00August 8th, 2018|Insights and Analytics|

Download the March 2018 Developer Media Audience Profile by Evans Data

What is this and why should I read it? If you are marketing to developers, you need to understand your audience. We can help you by understanding ours. Get the skinny on who our audience is from the March 2018 Developer Media Audience Profile—gathered for you by Evans Data Corporation, one of the most trusted research organizations in our industry. In the profile, we serve up the latest data about our greatest assets—the developers who make up the developer-to-developer (D2D) communities we reach. If you not only want to know who they are but also what tools and technologies [...]

The Best Ad Platforms Provide Brand Protection

If your ad platforms provide brand protection, what you have delivered is as important as brand awareness. With behavioral ad targeting via a number of digital platforms, the context in which your company’s ad appears can prompt any potential reaction, from irritating your customer to offending them. When selling business-to-business (B2B), it is important that your ads are served to your customers in a professional context. The best context for a developer: Viewing the products and brands that matter to them, surrounded by the content that matters to them.How can targeted advertising backfire?Targeted ads can backfire when they are shown [...]

By |2018-04-24T11:32:18-04:00December 4th, 2017|Insights and Analytics|

4 Reasons to Advertise in Developer-to-Developer Communities

On one hand, the explosion of digital technologies has offered marketers more innovative and powerful new ways to connect with audiences than ever before. But with so many different marketing channels to choose from, coupled with pressure to deliver results on constrained budgets, deciding exactly where and how to allocate your advertising budget can be enough to give anyone a headache. Get it right and you can reap the rewards of reaching new developers and growing your customer base. Get it wrong and you could waste a lot time and money only to have your message fall on deaf [...]

By |2017-12-15T13:40:52-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Insights and Analytics, Research|