Application Developers Alliance tackles developer talent gap
March 18, 2016

 In response to the shortage of capable software developers and engineers, a coalition called the Developer Workforce Initiative has formed to address the needs of these professionals and those who hire them. Read More >

The new Developer Workforce Initiative gives software engineers purpose beyond code
March 9, 2016

No two software engineers are alike, but the Applications Developer Alliance is creating a program to encourage more standardization in how engineers are considered. Read More >


Standing Under Your Code: The Seven Stages of Digital Transformation
March 17, 2016

Posted By: Jake Ward, President and CEO of the Application Developers Alliance

In ancient Rome, the Empire asked its bridge builders to stand under the bridges they built as the First Legion of the Roman Army marched overhead. Bridges were too critical to fail—essential public utilities built by valued craftsmen. To ensure accountability, and to demonstrate confidence and skill, bridge builders did not just stand by their work; they stood under it.

Like these Roman bridge builders, software developers are crucial to every facet of our economy, our governments, and our lives. Whether they think of themselves as software engineers, developers, programmers, coders, or hackers, these men and women build the software that powers more of the world every day. They are the developer workforce, and businesses must invest in and make a commitment to them. Read More >



Application Developers Alliance and Leaders in Innovation, Digital Infrastructure and Software Development Launch Developer Workforce Initiative

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2016) – Software developers have become an essential workforce, building the tools, programs, and platforms transforming modern life. The Application Developers Alliance and a group of industry-leading companies have announced a global effort to increase the size, expertise, and understanding of that workforce. The Developer Workforce Initiative is a first-of-its-kind campaign to engage, educate, and support the world’s software developers everywhere, across all platforms, technologies, and industries. Read More >