Best in Developer Tech: 2018 DEVIES Award Winners Named at DeveloperWeek
The 2018 DEVIES award winners were announced Monday in Oakland, CA, during the VIP Reception at DeveloperWeek, the globally largest expo and conference series for developers.
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Tools for Developers
The tools that are used by developers everyday deserve to be spotlighted for all of the extra value that they provide to the life of a developer. This is to say that we all need to stand back and recognize the fact that developers are doing everything in their power to ensure that what they create is truly one of a kind.
You may be surprised to learn just how much one can get done when they have the right tools in their hands. However, the best developer tools are clearly those that have been created by other developers. They are the people who know what developers need, and they fully understand what it is like to try to create something without the right tools in hand.
Fortunately, some of the best developer tools are created by those who understand it best, and they frequently churn out things that are literally award-winning in their quality. We took a look at some of those today.
According to the collective decision of the jury, comprising DZone's President Matt Schmidt and EVP Jesse Davis, as well as experts from Qlik, TIBCO, IBM Watson, Hack Reactor and others, 15 companies went with the title of the best in Devtech this year, one per category. The principal criteria were: sector leadership for innovation, massive coverage in media and excellent reputation in the developer community.
The winners include Leap Motion, AnyChart, npm, MarkLogic and other distinguished companies...But let's not put the cart before the horse. Check out below for a quick list of the winners, by category.
List of 2018 DEVIES Winners
Best in the category: Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Development
AirTM facilitates value transfer between more than 200 bank and e-money systems to an account denominated in USD, enabling anyone to receive and send dollars in the cloud with the help of a large P2P network of AirTM cashiers.
Best in the category: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Butterfly is a web-based platform that offers real-time leadership training to managers at any level with the help of a self-learning virtual coach.
Product: Built.io Flow
Best in the category: Platform as a Service
Built.io Flow is an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) designed for automating tasks by means of connecting as well as integrating over cloud apps, creating business workflows, smoothly transferring data between applications and enhancing the entire organizational productivity.
Best in the category: Mobile Development
Codebashing is an education platform that provides developers with an opportunity to obtain and further improve application security skills in an especially efficient way thanks to leveraging the context and being available on demand.
Best in the category: DevOps
ElectricFlow allows developer teams to automate the whole deployment process, coordinate app releases and get insights into business-critical metrics regardless of environment or scale.
Best in the category: IoT Software
InfluxEnterprise is a platform designed for working with time series data, including its collection, storage, visualization, as well as monitoring and alerting.
Product: Interaction Engine
Best in the category: 3D and VR/AR Development
The Interaction Engine created by Leap Motion provides an opportunity to work with VR apps by means of the interaction with various objects, either physical or pseudo-physical.
Product: MarkLogic 9
Best in the category: Enterprise Solutions
MarkLogic is a NoSQL database technology that allows companies and organizations to work with any data regardless of its structure and volume, capable of powering big data apps.
Product: npm Enterprise
Best in the category: Coding Frameworks/Libraries
npm is known as a popular package manager for JS and software registry. Large teams use the npm Enterprise product to browse, share and re-use the code beyond corporate firewalls but still under their full control.
Best in the category: API Services
Postman is a comprehensive toolchain that facilitates the API development process and allows developers to work faster and in a much more streamlined manner.
Best in the category: App Analytics/Testing
Sauce Labs Automated Testing Platform is a cloud-based platform intended for automated testing, ensuring that mobile and web apps work seamlessly on any device and in any browser.
Best in the category: API Infrastructure
SendBird is a robust chat API and messaging SDK, enabling messaging in mobile apps as well as on any websites.
Product: Solace Cloud
Best in the category: Communications Development
Solace Cloud is a "messaging-as-a-service" solution, allowing developers to quickly deploy a flexible and swift messaging environment.
Best in the category: Data Development Tools
Varick transforms JSON and REST APIs into simple-to-use admin panels. Using the API models you have, it makes dashboards and provides you with full control over access.
Now you've seen the list of the products and companies that won the 2018 DEVIES awards for the best innovation in their field of developer technology business. Do you agree with the judges or would rather give an award to another candidate for their accomplishments? Please feel free to name those — if any — in the comments below, hopefully along with the appropriate reasoning.
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