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the five w’s of

WHO? is a community of nearly a million technology professionals worldwide.

WHAT? is an online community and collection of resources for technology professionals.


We’ve been at it since 1997. That’s 18 years (or 126 dog years)!


Our community is global, but we are based in Cary, NC, USA.


We believe that each and every person can make a difference...and we are here to help. by the numbers


of architects, designers, and developers


40% have a master’s degree or higher


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average pageviews monthly

1,017 MVBs

"Most Valuable Bloggers" aka "People we find really interesting and helpful"


most live in Europe or the Americas, but we have users all over the globe


on our most-viewed article


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getting involved with offers a multitude of ways to contribute to our global community.

For writers, tech bloggers, and practitioners:


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Tech bloggers can tap into’s global readership by joining our MVB (Most Valuable Blogger) Program. As a MVB, your content will be syndicated on DZone and gain new exposure to millions of technology practitioners all over the world. You will also enjoy perks like MVB exclusive swag, recognition in our email communications, and exclusive opportunities to contribute to other DZone content.

OTHER WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE members can also share articles, announcements, and other types of content.

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our past, present, & future

Past has roots in Javalobby, an online community for Java developers founded in 1997 by CEO Rick Ross. Javalobby preceded the era of blogs and forums to create a unique community that made all developers a part of the discussion and changed the face of technology development.


In 2005, Javalobby evolved into in order to expand coverage far beyond the boundaries of the Java community. Today, we’ve kept the same mission of providing developers and tech professionals a voice through our community, in addition to the ongoing goal of providing them with useful and valuable resources at no cost.


While our community has been strong and growing for nearly a decade, DZone Software is just beginning to hit a real stride. Just this year, DZone was named to the Inc 5000 as one of the fasting growing companies in the US. As we grow, we will continue to seek new ways to better serve our audience of dedicated tech professionals.

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Life at DZone is fast-paced and exciting. Our days are split between sourcing and creating the web’s best tech resources, connecting with community members, and improving our platform...oh, and they usually end with a cold craft beer!

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