Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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PRO TALK: Why You Should Invest in Developer Experience
Jacob Bo Tiedemann
Jacob Bo Tiedemann
ThoughtWorks, Product Lead
Tanja Bach
Tanja Bach
ThoughtWorks Germany, Lead Business Analyst

We observe bad Developer Experiences across industries and in a variety of organisations and products. A common result of bad DX is a high cognitive load for development teams: long waiting times lead to a high amount of context switches and ultimately to a degrading momentum. Still some technical products and platforms struggle due to a lack of empathy with the user, the developer.A good Developer Experience on the other hand gets your features into production fast, reliable and safe. Whether you are managing an organisation or building a product for developers, it is time to research your developer users’ experience and invest in it.Based on our experience building a cloud and an IoT platform used by developers, we will highlight the business benefits of a good developer experience and take a closer look at indicators that help identify the right opportunities to invest in.