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Community-Driven Research! A new service by InfoQ

[Update 7/25 6:30AM ET]: Our voting system is working again, since the 3rd party identity provider we were using has resolved its issues. We apologize for any inconvenience and we're working hard to add more identity providers in the next following days, in order to avoid having a single point of failure in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

With the launch of our first community research question on "What are the most valuable tools for HTML5",  InfoQ is now providing a new service that we hope will provide you with up-to-date and bias-free community-based insight into trends, behaviors and technologies that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.   

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1. Speak Up
3. Champion Questions
Is there something that YOU would like to ask the community? Let us know!
2. Follow Results
As days go by, more people will have contributed their opinion. Be sure to come back to the research item to see how the results have changed.


These questions are not just surveys. We're offering you the chance to be your own analyst, you can share/direct link to your own answers as well as the over all community average.  Ask your co-workers to vote as well, compare opinions vs. each other's, and the community average.  We hope that the transparency in seeing each individual's answer will add credibility and educational value to this research.

The first question we've launched uses dot-voting techniques to allow the community to quickly take a large number of HTML5 technologies and sort them by value.   The next question we'll ask next week will use an analyst style radar/wave widget where you can drag answers onto a pallette to graphicaly rank your opinion on two axes.  We'll continue to develop more widgets types in the future.

InfoQ's purpose is to facilitate the spread of knowledge and innovation in software development. We believe that by asking the right questions and facilitating the community to collaborate to produce definitive, reference-quality results – these questions will bring transparency to areas where you need it, so you can see what is going on and what the community is really doing.  We hope this service will solve debates, help you make adoption decisions, and continue our purpose, on an even bigger scale! 

The success of this open alternative to traditional research is based on you...  Is there something that YOU would like to ask the community? Let us know!



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