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May 24, 2021

Hello, world. Meet Developer Nation!
byVanessa MeasominTips

It’s a new era for our community, Developer Economics is now Developer Nation.

Over the last ten years we’ve gathered over 40,000 developers with one thing in common: an unyielding curiosity about what the future holds for software builders. Together with all of you we’ve run 20 global developer surveys, co-created over 300 blog posts, read over 20 reports, pondered over 300 graphs and tried to make sense of the emerging trends in the developer world and what they mean for you and your projects.

Now it’s time to reveal a new chapter. We want to be more than just a survey, a report or a newsletter you interact with from time to time. It’s time to shift the focus from us to you – a diverse group of curious and ambitions software creators who want more from the ecosystem: more support from the platforms, more value for your time, and more chances to learn from each other.

Why Developer Nation?

For the last 10 years we were known as Developer Economics. It helped us earned the trust of tens of thousands of developers over the years. But it’s not helping us resonate with many, many more software creators out there. The “Economics” part especially. We have evolved beyond analysing revenue models for developers. We’ve grown by mapping trends across a wider ecosystem of developer tools, platforms, technologies, and programs. The future is about helping all software creators (developers and no-coders alike) influence how the software is built.

We approached the new name from different angles: blending concepts, metaphors, acronyms, dev jargon, pop culture, creative spelling, crunchy suffixes, Latin words, fringe Greek gods, and more. We came up with 157 name ideas! We then asked around 1,000 of our most loyal members for a feedback. Developer Nation is the name that stood out the most with you. It was associated with trust and excitement.

With a new name comes a new responsibility

Our vision is a software development ecosystem that listens, empowers, and supports software creators to pursue continuous learning, build future-forward solutions without compromises. We want to help you feel confident in your technology choices and included in the conversation about the future of the ecosystem.

We pledge to do this through a global research, sharing with you trustworthy data about emerging software trends, and offering you new opportunities to connect with the people at the service of software builders.

How can you get more involved?

We’ll be testing new programs and channels through which you can connect with other software creators and platform leaders to exchange ideas and experiences.

We want to give you more space and opportunities to speak about the topics that you find relevant and other software builders will care about:

  • What’s in your toolbox?
  • What was your journey to becoming a software creator like? Your biggest mistakes and “a-ha!” moments?
  • Which software development trends need to be questioned and which deserve more attention, in your expert opinion?
  • Which books / podcasts / events / blogs / people inspire you?
  • What projects are you working on and how can our community help you test, give feedback, and earn users or followers?

Find out how you can get involved here.

We’ll still invite you to participate in our global surveys twice a year.

We’d also love for you to read our blog, reports, and newsletter.

It’s a feature, not a bug

Some of our links and form still refer to developereconomics.com and your user profile is still a bit of work-in-progress. Hang in there, we’ll get it sorted!

Say hello to our team!

Last but not least, it’s about time you met the people behind the screens who want to turn this into a real community!

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