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Developer Relations Survey Report 2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

May 21, 2021 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2021--

The ″ Developer Relations Survey Report 2021″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This tactical survey provides information on how to recruit developers to your program and keep them. It includes information on training, certification, recruitment vehicles, and more. This series provides information that is highly valuable for making decisions about future program direction as well as program features, pricing, and other important program aspects.

This comprehensive study of software developers examines issues and elements of developer programs. This report provides invaluable insight for your developer program, including:


  • Which revenue model do developers prefer?
  • What are the most important features of a developer program?
  • For which elements of a program are developers willing to pay?
  • What motivates developers to share knowledge and experience on developer community websites?

Get answers to these questions and more in this survey report. Consider this a key resource to help you build and maintain a successful developer program, community website, and training sessions.

Key Topics Covered:

The Developer Program Landscape Today

  • Program Membership
  • Familiarity with Programs
  • Longest Lasting Developer Program Membership
  • COVID’s General Impact on Program Membership
  • Pandemic-related Program Cancellations

Developer Program ROI

  • Who Pays for Developer Program Membership
  • Cost of Developer Program Membership
  • Reasons Used to Ask Management to Pay for Memberships
  • Perceived Relationship with Developer Program
  • Can Developer Programs Help Justify Developer Program Membership Costs?
  • Cost Effectiveness of Developer Program Memberships
  • Most Important KPIs for Developer Program Membership
  • Willingness to Pay for Various Program Elements
  • Measuring Success of a Developer Program Membership
  • Time Saved by Using Developer Program Resources

Factors Influencing Developer Program Membership


  • Importance of Developer Communities to Interest in a Technology
  • Top Reasons to Join a Developer Relations Program
  • Top Reasons to Stay with a Developer Program
  • Barriers to Joining a Developer Program
  • Reasons to Leave Individual Developer Programs
  • Reason to Leave Individual Developer Programs by Program Membership
  • Biggest Annoyances with Developer Programs
  • Importance of Various Developer Program Resources
  • How to Make a Developer Feel like a Partner
  • Best Value Add for Developer Programs

Visiting Developer Program Portals

  • Most Compelling Reason to Log into a Development Community
  • Frequency of Visiting Primary Program Website
  • Length of Time Spent on Developer Program Website
  • Personalized Experience on Developer Websites
  • Most Common Activities in Program Portals
  • Reasons to Participate Actively in a Developer Website
  • Time Spent Accessing Developer Program with Mobile Devices
  • Level of Participation in Community Resources
  • Most Influential Incentives for Loyalty
  • Factors Influencing Vendor Portal Credibility

Interactions During the COVID Pandemic

  • Where Developers Look for Developer Evangelists
  • Where Developers Look for Vendor Experts
  • Reasons for Interacting with Developer Evangelists
  • Value of Attending In-Person Events
  • Virtual Event Attendance in the Pandemic Era
  • Projected Event Attendance Post-COVID

Factors Influencing Developer Community Perceptions

  • Influences on Technical Support Perceptions
  • Perceptions of the Best Money-Making Resources
  • Developer Program Outreach and Communications
  • Top Methods to Receive Updates from Developer Program
  • Chat Programs Used for Development Team Communications
  • Preferred Method of Communicating with Other Developers.
  • Preference for Video or Whitepaper as Media for Learning
  • Frequency of Interaction on Social Networks
  • Most Used Social Network
  • Developer Response to Social Network Recommendations
  • Use of Social Code Sharing and Collaboration Sites

Technical Offerings, APIs and SDKs

  • Most Important Qualities of SDKs
  • Access to APIs Outside of Developer Programs
  • Impact of Lack of Developer Programs on API Use
  • Importance of Technical and Business Information about APIs
  • Most Important Technical and Business Information for APIs
  • Number of API Providers Used
  • API Consumption: Free vs. Paid
  • Most Important Criterion for API Provider Selection
  • Preferred Access to Test Hardware

Developer Program Resources for Business Development

  • Developer Programs as Sales Outlets
  • Importance of App Stores for Developer Relations Programs
  • Annual Revenue Generated from App Stores
  • Importance of App Store Features
  • Impact of Better Share of App Store Revenues

Training Resources and Content

  • Experience with Online Education and Training Courses
  • Greatest Obstacle for Skill Building
  • Factors Influencing Developer Program Thought Leadership
  • Influencing Factors in Perceptions of Customer Service
  • Influencing Factors in Perceptions that Programs Care about Developers
  • Perceptions of Developer Program Innovation
  • Influence of Online Academics on Program Membership
  • Influence of Developer Program Support on Online Academies
  • Familiarity with Online Education and Training Courses
  • Specific Online Certifications and Degrees Acquired
  • Specific Training Attendance for Primary Technology
  • Preferred Format for Training
  • Preferred Online Training Formats
  • Preferred Online Training Formats by Developer Segment
  • Percentage of Developers Who are Certified
  • Percentage of Developers Who Are Certified (Trend)
  • Should a Developer Relations Program Provide Certifications?
  • Preferred Media for Tutorials
  • Preference for Informational Content Delivery
  • Frequency of Reading Online Tutorials
  • Optimum Length for Tutorial

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