Insights and Analysis

New Research Reveals That Nearly All Developers Are Mobile Developers, Or Soon Will Be

Developer Media’s latest mobile developer market brief reveals insight, recommendations for marketers aiming to reach this growing market November 25, 2013 — Toronto, Canada — Developer Media, experts in marketing to software developers, today announced its latest Developer Mobile Market Survey and Analysis reports. The results reveal opportunities for marketers looking to target mobile developers, and illustrate how the market is changing. Download the full Mobile Developer Market Survey Results report here: Developer Media’s research illuminates the complexity and challenge inherent in developing for today’s mobile platforms. While iOS and Android continue to dominate, developer interest is increasing [...]

By | 2017-12-08T11:06:41+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Industry News, Insights and Analytics|

Mobile Development: More Than Just App Stores

Next week we'll be releasing our latest survey results and analysis on the mobile development market. As a sneak peek, here's an interesting statistic that can help marketers tailor both messages and products to mobile developers. It's easy for everyone to fall in the trap of picturing mobile development as "development for app stores" and for consumers. And to be clear, a lot of mobile development is for app stores, and is built for consumers. But as we point out when we talk about developers, it's easy to overlook the enterprise developer. Yet most developers are enterprise developers. With that [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:04:14+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

A Case for Developers as Artisans, Not Just Artists

There’s no exact parallel for how and what software developers create. But in a recent article on Venture Beat, Mulesoft’s James Donelan wrote an excellent piece on how developers are like artists. It’s an excellent perspective, and I highly recommend it. While I find the idea of describing developers as artists sound, I’d like to take it one step further. I’d prefer that developers be perceived more as artists than engineers, or, heaven forbid, assembly line workers. However, I think there’s a linguistic subtlety here that can help us even better understand developers. For years I’ve described developers as engineers, [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:05:06+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Putting Desktop Development in Perspective

As we often tell our clients, the computing landscape is evolving, and rapid change has become something developers have had to accept (along with the rest of us). Often we’re asked why there are so many Windows developers in our audience. It’s a simple answer: it’s because 90% of computers in the world run Windows. Yes, Windows. It’s not just our audience — it’s the reality of the desktop PC world. image from The Next Web. The article talks about how Windows 8.1 adoption is ahead of Windows 8 adoption, and so forth - good summary for those tracking [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:07:04+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Enterprise Development Changes Represent Opportunity

Developers, now more than ever, build applications from components. In the preceding decade and around the turn of the century this meant components for popular languages and tools like Visual Basic and Visual Studio. Today, those components consist of some of these traditional components, especially in the “presentation,” UI/UX layer, but even more so those components involve services. In most cases, those services are accessed through an API. Space does not permit a deep dive on APIs here, but they already dominate and will continue to do so in the future. Consumer apps rely on a tapestry of interwoven [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:09:22+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Enterprise Developers: Unsung Innovators

Enterprise developers are the unsung innovators of the software economy. (Click here to tweet.) Some client meetings and presentations this week brought this to the forefront of my mind. It's so easy for all of us to visualize developers as young lads in a hackathon-style environment, "mashing up" and building the next Valley press darling. But most developers don't fit that description, and -- here's the important point -- this stereotype represents only a relative handful of developers. Most developers work for established companies. While every business is a software business in today's world, the companies most developers work [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:11:07+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Why Developers Seek Shiny Objects

Photo taken at the recent Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, where developers came not only for technical education but also to check out shiny objects. I've been working with clients the last few weeks, and one of the key themes has been innovation, and how software drives innovation. Developers build software -- and they're the key drivers of innovation. While that Euclidean chain of logic makes sense, it's particularly interesting when we pair this insight with the recent personality research we've done. As I've posted previously, developers personality types help provide insights into what they do and why [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:11:43+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

Developers and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept. It's a bit surreal for all of us living through it today to see connected devices continue to move into the mainstream. But how does this affect the developer market? The core of the IoT is that things -- all kinds of inanimate objects -- "talk" to each other and to devices tuned to "listen." Put less casually, these things have the ability to monitor their status or what their sensors report, and then report that data via some communications capability to databases, services and servers, most likely in the [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:12:19+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Insights and Analytics|

CodeProject Gives Away $10,000 in Prizes to Celebrate its Ten Millionth Member

Celebrations also included member meet-ups around the world to toast the CodeProject community TORONTO, September 12, 2013 — For CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, it has been a summer full of celebrations.  Members from around the globe organized parties in countries such as Switzerland, Israel, India, Brazil and the United States.  Members met, shared memories and celebrated the community that they have helped build.  CodeProject also engaged its members by creating a “why do you love CodeProject?” contest that gave members the chance to create a video or submit a photo meme for [...]

By | 2017-12-04T22:12:53+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Industry News, Insights and Analytics|

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|

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