New Community Site Connects Developers With the Cloud

An online community launched today for developers, testers, designers, writers, and others using the resources of the cloud to build great mobile and Web applications: Develop in the Cloud.

Keith Dawson, whose varied experience in software development and technology journalism bespeaks his long-time passion for the software industry, has been named editor in chief. Dawson brings decades of award-winning practice as a software developer, manager, seminal blogger, and technology journalist for Slashdot, Media Unspun, the Industry Standard, and other news services and online communities. He will lead the site’s active blogosphere, message boards, polls, and live chat activities.

The initial cast of technology and development bloggers includes David Strom, Cameron Laird, Tim Kellogg, Jon Cox, Joe Stanganelli, Karl Hakkarainen, Mark Shander, and other respected practitioners, writers, industry analysts, and educators.

The site is published by UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM, under the venerable Dr. Dobbs brand.

“The cloud is changing everything, in the enterprise and in the practice of the solo software developer,” said Terry Sweeney, editorial director for UBM DeusM. “This site will share news, information, and technical deep-dives on the rapid advances in cloud resources that are revolutionizing the experiences of software developers worldwide.”

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About Develop in the Cloud
Founded in July 2012, Develop in the Cloud ( ) is a Web community where developers, testers, documenters, technology journalists, industry analysts, and other professionals share news, analysis, tools and techniques, resources, and education, with an emphasis on collaboration and the cloud. Develop in the Cloud is intended to be a destination where software builders share what has worked, what hasn’t, and how to make development better, faster, and more satisfying.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM ( is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min’s Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than thirty successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM’s service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform (“n-Server”) to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses – media solutions, marketing services, and professional information – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb’s communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM Ltd., a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to