Salesforce hits 1.5 million developer mark, simplifies documentation

Summary:The company launched Salesforce Developers, which aims to make it easier to find documentation, peer help, and other resources.

Salesforce on Thursday said it has 1.5 million developers and launched a site to aggregate resources and community features across platforms such as Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget.

Via acquisitions, Salesforce wound up with various developers working on what used to be individual products. But the launch of Salesforce1 meant developers increasingly had to work across platforms.

As a result, the company launched Salesforce Developers, which aims to make it easier to find documentation, peer help, and other resources. The site lands just ahead of Salesforce's developer week where company execs will meet up with 65 developer groups around the world for coding challenges, education and networking.

Here's a look at Salesforce's developer count in recent years:

  • Dreamforce 2012: 800,000 developers
  • Dreamforce 2013: 1 million
  • Today: 1.5 million
salesforce developers

 

"Developers are asked by their companies and organizations to build cross-platform apps and they need an integrated experience and technical content," said Quinton Wall, Director of technical platform marketing at Salesforce.

The other goal of Salesforce Developers was to surface mobile app documentation easily. In addition, Salesforce rebuilt community profiles so the community stays tight.

"Developer relations is fundamentally important. As we've seen in recent years, developers are the new kingmakers," said Wall.

Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Software, Salesforce.com, Software Development

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