Increasingly, business leaders are either looking to start a new developer program at their company or looking to increase the impact of their existing Dev. Rel program. In this context, software developers are finally recognized as legitimate decision makers in the technology buying process, regardless of the size of their organization. New companies are appearing with the sole purpose of making tools for developers, and even companies whose primary focus was elsewhere are waking up to the developer opportunity. Even as the need and demand for Dev. Rel has grown, there are still re-occurring challenges for Dev. Rel leaders.It is these challenges that this book addresses, covering all aspects of a Dev. Rel program. It is an essential reference to professionalize the practice of developer relations by providing you with strategic, repeatable, and adoptable frameworks, processes, and tools, including developer segmentation and personas, and developer experience frameworks.In Developer Relations, you’ll find the answers to the following questions:How do we convince stakeholders to support a program?How do we go about creating a program?How do we make developers aware of our offer?How do we stand out from the crowd?How do we get developers to use our products?How do we ensure developers are successful using our products?How do we measure success?How do we maintain the support of our stakeholders?After reading this book you’ll have a clear definition of what developer relations is, the type of companies that engage in Dev. Rel, and the scope and business models involved.
Caroline Lewk, James Parto
Apress Berkeley, CA