What Programming Skills Do Developers Think They Will Need Over the Next 3 Years?

Crystal Ball Time Here is an interesting survey from our friends at Code Project. They asked their developer community to predict what developer programming skills will be important over the next three years. The survey period was in early April, in the early stages of the pandemic, so we don’t know if the responses would be different at the time this post was written. We’ve ranked the standard responses below, and you’ll find some of the more poignant comments further on. In this survey, developers were presented with a list of logical responses and asked to rate them by [...]

By |2020-10-28T11:06:05-04:00October 28th, 2020|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Mehreen Tahir

What About the Developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. We caught up with Mehreen Tahir,  a software engineer from Pakistan who enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time. Her specialties, analytics and machine learning, reflect her interest in intelligent systems. Like many developers, she [...]

By |2020-09-15T17:22:46-04:00September 16th, 2020|What the Developers Say|

Zero to Hero: Less Time in the Valley of Suck

The Valley of Suck Anyone who has created anything has experienced this valley. Creatives are making something new, and to succeed, they need to acquire new tools, knowledge, and experience. And that process requires repeatedly being thrown into the valley of conscious incompetence, a.k.a. The Valley of Suck. If you have a technical audience, they are thrown into this valley more times than they can count. There’s no avoiding it, but you can help your technical community get out of it as quickly as possible. Minimizing Valley Time Cliff Simpkins, Director of Azure Developer Audience Marketing, introduced this metric [...]

Meet the Developer: Introducing Julia Nash

“Give Me a Good Visual Experience” It’s easy to put developers in a box. And, while trends are supported by the anecdotes we are generating in this series, the delight is in the details. So is the insight. Developers like Julia Nash crave an uninterrupted visual experience. Maybe it’s because she came to love programming through gaming and game development. Julia doesn’t mind native advertising. In fact, she prefers it. If she trusts the publisher and the information is valuable, she’d rather have a uniform visual experience and discover the content was sponsored once she’s clicked on it—not before. [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:39:17-04:00May 3rd, 2019|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Oana “Quality Ad, Quality Product” Mancu

It’s easy to put developers in a box. When you have a skeptical technical audience, you can feel like you are messaging to deaf ears. However, developers like Oana Mancu have sympathy, even empathy, for companies trying to provide a product — especially if you deliver an entertaining, high-quality ad, a high-functioning product website, and are willing to listen to her feedback. Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live now, what do you do? I grew up in and still live in Bucharest, Romania. I went to the University of Bucharest for my [...]

By |2019-03-18T21:08:30-04:00March 27th, 2019|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing James “Establish Trust” Mullineux

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. James Mullineux works in London in advertising technology (ad tech), and he participates in the Simple Programmer developer community. I had the great pleasure of talking with James about himself and what draws him to an [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:29-05:00November 28th, 2018|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Ted “Be Straight With Me” Neward

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you— the marketer—insight into individual developers. Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. I had the great pleasure of corresponding with Ted Neward. Ted is the director at Smartsheet, and is also a well-known software consultant, writer, and speaker. Ted understands that advertisers are trying to sell something to him. [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:37-05:00November 21st, 2018|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Zsolt “Keep It Simple” Nagy

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. Zsolt participates in the Simple Programmer developer community. He started contributing there because of a common interest with founder John Sonmez, the game of poker, and a desire to start sharing what he knew. He has [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:45-05:00November 15th, 2018|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Anupam “Show Me the Code” Chugh

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing and advertising to developers, you absolutely should. “Meet the Developer” helps you discover the person behind the code. Learn who they are, why they write about developing, and how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. I had the great pleasure of corresponding with Anupam Chugh. Anupam is a contributor to the developer-to-developer community, JournalDev. He likes to share his knowledge as well as learn from others. If you want him to click on an ad [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:04:53-05:00November 7th, 2018|What the Developers Say|

Meet the Developer: Introducing Jeff Fritz

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you— the marketer—insight into individual developers. Meet the people behind the code and learn about how they experience the advertising and content you are throwing at them. I had the great pleasure of corresponding with Jeff Fritz, or just “Fritz,” as he likes to be called. Jeff is a bit of a celebrity in the developer world. He has a live-coding show on Twitch [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:05:00-05:00October 24th, 2018|What the Developers Say|
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