Free Report: 10 Kickass Technologies Modern Developers Love

Geeks Reveal the Industry's Best Tech

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Geek Choice Awards 2014

Introduction to the Geek Love Fest

How do you know when a technology is going to change your life? Is it possible to identify which technologies are loved and chosen specifically by geeks...and to understand why they are chosen? 

In part, yes. We have statistical evidence from years of developer surveys about dozens of technologies, but it’s more than just market share or t-shirt coolness that influences our judgement in these matters. It’s never only based on one element, so here are some we thought about, in order of importance (or gravity):

  1. Market data (raw % of market, relative size of market, level of fragmentation)
  2. Developer feedback (i.e. explicit responses from surveys)
  3. Amount of buzz about it (press coverage, social media share, community presence)
  4. Anecdotal evidence (personal conversations, stories, gut feeling)

Obviously, the prerequisite here is that the technology needs to actually be awesome on some level, solving some kind of problem or inefficiency that exists in software development or reimagining something better altogether. Each of these technologies has a story behind it, usually a good one, and supported by a culture and a reason beyond simple earnings for existing. We believe this is what geeks are drawn too.

So we went out in search of the heart behind that pulse and contacted as many technology leaders as we could. With a couple exceptions, we got direct quotes from the right people, giving us greater insight into what the future holds for the technology itself and the space in which it lives.

Download the report and find out which 10 technologies made the cut, and why.