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The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World

The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World

by Stephen O'Grady


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The New Kingmakers documents the rise of the developer class, and provides strategies for companies to adapt to the new technology landscape. From recruiting to retention, it provides a playbook to work more efficiently and effectively with the most important members of your organization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449356347
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/29/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 58
Sales rank: 724,778
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen O’Grady is a co-founder of the developer-focused technology analyst firm, RedMonk. Regularly cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and the Wall Street Journal, Stephen’s work revolves around understanding developer needs and trends and working with businesses to help them work more effectively with the New Kingmakers. Although his birth certificate says New York City, Stephen is a Red Sox fan, born and raised. A graduate of Williams College, Stephen lives in Midcoast Maine with his wife.

Table of Contents

Dedication; Foreword; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 The CIO Is the Last to Know; Chapter 2: The New Kingmakers; 2.1 Buy the Company to Hire the People; 2.2 What Are Developers Worth? A DOJ Suit; 2.3 The People vs The Code; Chapter 3: How Did We Get Here; 3.1 The Disruptors; 3.2 The Symbiosis of Open Source and Developers; 3.3 Hardware for Pennies an Hour?; 3.4 Harnessing the Power of the Internet; 3.5 The New Money Lenders; Chapter 4: The Evidence; 4.1 What Would a Developer’s World Look Like?; 4.2 Choice and Fragmentation; 4.3 Open Source and Ubiquity; 4.4 Standards: Who Decides?; 4.5 Courting the Developer Population; Chapter 5: What To Do? 10 Recommendations; 5.1 Get To Them Early; 5.2 Algorithmic Recruitment; 5.3 Open Source and Acqhires; 5.4 Invest in Developer Relations; 5.5 Embrace Open Source; 5.6 Go Global with Your Hiring; 5.7 Lower the Barriers to Entry; 5.8 Get into the Game with APIs; 5.9 Optimize for Developer Joy; 5.10 Talk with Developers, Not at Them; Chapter 6: Final Thoughts; 6.1 Developers and Negotiating with Populations;

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