I'm scatter brained through a series of meetings today on the home front, but wanted to take a quick opportunity to point out some new changes to our developerWorks program.
IBM recently surveyed hundreds of software development professionals across the globe to find out how they use online resources to build new skills and engage each other professionally.
We found out that nearly three-quarters said they use forums, blogs, wikis, and online newsletters to gain skills and communicate with each other.
Nearly 65 percent said they wanted to start using social networking capabilities like those found on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace as a primary way to build new skills and collaborate with peers on one easy-to-use destination.
Ask and ye shall receive.
The new My developerWorks site brings these social networking attributes into a single view for users, enabling them to build online relationships to create new groups, comment on and share content, build skills, and grow their worldwide network of peers.
Their profiles will now be fully customizable to include key contacts, preferred content, real-time feeds from forums, blogs and wikis, and our own developerWorks site content (including this blog!)
Check it out now. All the cool developer boys and girls are doing it!