Java, Open Source, SOA & WS* on Top of Indian Developer's Radar
Q. Tell us something that is not commonly known about developerWorks, which would benefit our readership?
HG: We are proud that developerWorks is the premier Web-based professional network and technical resource for millions of developers, IT professionals and students worldwide. Eight million developers in 195 countries use developerWorks, with language support in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. In addition, developerWorks offers IT professionals a thriving online community where they can connect with experts to get their questions answered in online forums, communities, and blogs. Community members can also build their professional reputation and network to advance their careers. To date, we have:
All these resources exist to help developers stay ahead of the latest trends in open standards, develop skills, solve problems and collaborate with peers.
Q. developerWorks has been around for almost ten years now. Has the mission for developerWorks remained consistent through this period?
HG: For the past ten years, the developerWorks mission has not changed. Our goal is to provide IT professionals with the resources they need to succeed. From the dot.com heydays of the late 90s through today's current economic climate, developerWorks has always provided top-tier technical resources on demand. We have helped our users rise as pacesetters in the dot.com era, arming them with the Web development skills they needed to lead the explosive growth of global, Web-based e-business. As the marketplace put down more established roots in the global e-business arena, developerWorks was a leader in supporting and growing developer skills on SOA, Java and Linux. developerWorks stands out in that it has always simultaneously provided best in class support of open standards and open source, while showcasing how these technologies work together with IBM products and solutions to solve the toughest software development issues.
From Ajax to Zend Core, from AIX to System z, for 10 years, IT professionals have relied on developerWorks as the definitive source for technical skill-building resources. And with its most recent enhancements in the community-building arena, My developerWorks extends the value of its deep resource pool by fostering collaboration among its vast communities of technical professionals. By nurturing and driving key technical discussions among industry leaders, developerWorks communities spur innovation and further the goals of open standards development worldwide.