The network effect & building blocks that enable platform to have the network effect w/in the ecosystemOpen interfaces – pluggable, interoperable & working well x-vendorGitHub, Services, APIs – all provide foundation for this new ecosystemThis is what vendors need to embrace.
It’s Not An Evolution, It’s A Transformation Democratization & Flattening of IT (Developers Choose, Not Their Managers, Not the CIO)More Developers than ever before are empowered to spend in the $10K to $50K price-range.*Cross Platform Tooling Wins, with Choice of Languages, Tools, Integration into Existing Systems Required.Dev/Ops, No-Ops, Continuous Dev, Test, Deploy at Speed Business versus Systems move.
SO WHAT MATTERSOnly 55% of developers last year tried half of the software they downloaded – the rest tried even less. In order to get your software or platform considered for users to build services on top of it – there are few musts, all tied to consistent and amazing user experience from beginning to endDownload & Documentation -Install (product & requirements)Test bed/sandbox/ttroubleshooting tools included in the packageDeployMust be FreeDo *not* underestimate the install experience. Majority of software users stop trying to use a product if it can’t/won’t install properly or does not have baseline requirements most developers use.
Defrag Keynote 2012: The Arab Spring of Software
Defrag 2012 The Arab Spring of Software: Developers are the New KingmakersDonnie Berkholz Lauren CooneyAnalyst, Redmonk Sr. Director, Software Strategy, Ciscodberkholz@redmonk.com email@example.comTwitter: @dberkholz Twitter: @lcooney
The First Kingmaker Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick Photo courtesy Wikia
“A „platform‟ is a system that can beprogrammed and therefore customizedby outside developers – users - and inthat way, adapted to countless needsand niches that the platform’s originaldevelopers could not have possiblycontemplated, much less had time toaccommodate…” Marc Andreessen, 2007
“We have a decision-by-experiment culture. Instead of declaring, „here is the future functionality we will have in 24 months and 36 months‟ and doggedly building to that, we are now running experiments in hours and days. If something works, we double-down on it. If it doesn’t, we discard and move on.” Brad Smith, CEO, Intuit 2012