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TechRepublic Expands Online Community to Include Developers

TechRepublic announced today the expansion of its Web site community to include enterprise application developers and their craft. The community will address a range of topics including career development, project management, resources, languages, and platforms.

Drew Douglas or Liz WarinCorporate Technology Communications(312) 832-9300ddouglas@ctcomm.comlwarin@ctcomm.com
Developer Republic Offers Comprehensive Resource for Largest Segment of IT Pros
LOUISVILLE, Ky., February 28, 2001TechRepublic, the leading online destination for IT professionals by IT professionals, announced today the expansion of its Web site community to include enterprise application developers and their craft.

The community, called Developer Republic, will address a range of topics including career development, project management, resources, languages, and platforms.

In addition to the features that are standard in all of the Web site’s Republics—such as discussions and a technical question-and-answer forum—Developer Republic will offer targeted news, downloads, and articles for enterprise developers.

“Developers are an integral component of technical growth within a company,” said Tom Cottingham, founder and chief executive officer of TechRepublic. “TechRepublic’s new Developer Republic will offer the ‘big picture’ for this growing segment of the IT profession. Issues to be discussed include information on career development, project management, and new technologies affecting today’s enterprise application developer.”

“We are very excited to expand the TechRepublic community to include enterprise developers,” said Jerry Loza, Developer Republic community editor at TechRepublic. "This is another example of TechRepublic offering a community to all levels of IT—from the help desk to the CIO.”

Developer Republic will help developers by addressing:

  • ·       Career issues:For job hunters, the site will provide resume tips and salary-negotiation tools to help developers land their dream job. Once they win the job, developers can use the site for career-advancement strategies and certification information.
  • ·       Project management:Developers will receive tips for dealing with so-called scope creep, “featuritis” (piling on features unnecessarily), and time management. They will also gain advice on communicating with nontechnical people and working with management.
  • ·       Resources:The site will provide training materials to help developers build their systems. It will also provide information on Web sites, books, and polishing skills and staying current in a fast-moving industry.
  • ·       Languages:Developer Republic will offer news about all things code—primarily Java and XML but also C++, VB, and related tools. If it loops, GOTOs, or compiles, it will be in Developer Republic.
  • ·       Platforms:The site will also cover Windows and UNIX content, wireless development, and mainframe-integration issues.

A key component of Developer Republic will be contributions by professional developers who will share stories of solutions to IT problems on the job, write articles, and participate actively on the site.

About TechRepublic
TechRepublic is the leading online destination developed exclusively for IT professionals by IT professionals. It was acquired by Gartner, Inc., (NYSE: IT and ITB) in March 2000. With the Gartner relationship, TechRepublic provides its members with the largest and most comprehensive source of IT community, content, and research available anywhere. TechRepublic’s services include IT industry news, analysis, columns, articles, downloads, career-management tips, forums, a job directory, a peer directory, a vendor directory, auctions, e-commerce offerings, event listings, and electronic newsletters.

IT job segments categorize content on TechRepublic's Web site. CIO Republic provides analysis and insight for an organization’s chief information officer, chief technology officer, and other IT executives; Developer Republic features in-depth information specifically for the needs of enterprise developers; IT Consultant Republic features content specifically tailored to today’s IT consultant; IT Manager Republic provides information and resources for IT managers; Support Republic’s solutions assist help desk professionals; and NetAdmin Republic features content written specifically for network administrators.

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