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The Winners Are Here – Developers’ Choice Awards 2018 Digital Edition

SlashData · July 23, 2018

Google, Mozilla, Unreal, Unity, Amazon, and Microsoft Win SlashData’s Developers’ Choice Awards 2018 Digital Edition

We’re excited to announce the winners and finalists of SlashData’s semi-annual Developers’ Choice Awards 2018 Digital Edition! Google, Mozilla, Unreal, Unity, Amazon, and Microsoft won the highest scores for their developer programs and platforms based on the opinions of over 21,700 developers in 169 countries, who participated in SlashData’s semi-annual Developer Economics survey 14th edition in November-December 2017.

SlashData’s CEO, Andreas Constantinou, says:

“The Developer Choice Awards is our way of helping developers voice their preferences, which software platforms they love or hate building on. We base the awards not on a panel or jury, but on what 20,000+ developers that take part in our bi-annual research surveys had to say.”


Full list of winners and runners-up:

Developers’ Choice of Developer Programs

  • WINNER: Google
  • 1st runners-up: Unity, Unreal
  • 2nd runner-up: Microsoft

Developers’ Choice of Documentation & Sample Code in Developer Programs

  • WINNER: Mozilla
  • 1st runner-up: Unity
  • 2nd runner-up: Google

Developers’ Choice of Development Tools in Developer Programs

  • WINNER: Unreal
  • 1st runner-up: Microsoft
  • 2nd runner-up: Google

Developers’ Choice of Tutorials & How-to Videos in Developer Programs

  • WINNER: Unity
  • 1st runner-up: Unreal
  • 2nd runner-up: Google


Developers’ Choice of Voice Platforms

  • WINNERS: Google Assistant SDK, Google Cloud Speech
  • 1st runner-up: Actions on Google
  • 2nd runner-up: Amazon Alexa Skills Kit


Developers’ Choice of PaaS or Container Management Products

  • WINNER: Microsoft Azure App Service
  • 1st runner-up: AWS ECS
  • 2nd runners-up: Google Container Engine, Heroku


Developers’ Choice of Serverless or Cloud Functions Platforms

  • WINNER: AWS Lambda
  • 1st runner-up: Azure Functions
  • 2nd runner-up: Google Cloud Functions


About Developers’ Choice Awards

Developers’ Choice Awards are entirely focused on capturing the voice of developers. The finalists and winners are determined based on data derived from SlashData’s Developer Economics surveys.

The Developer Economics surveys run twice per year and each time capture the sentiment of over 21,700 developers in 160+ countries working on web, cloud, desktop, mobile, IoT, AR, VR, machine learning, and data science.

In our surveys we ask developers which technologies they use – such as voice platforms – and the tools or platforms they prefer – such as Unity, and how they rate the tools on a scale from 1 to 5 in terms of how happy they are with the attributes that they consider important – such as documentation or development tools. The per-attribute scores are then combined to arrive at an overall score based on which the competing technologies and vendors are ranked. The winners and finalists are determined based on the highest emerging score. 

For a full list of the finalists for each category as well as more information about the awards, you can visit

The next edition of the Developers’ Choice Awards will take place on September 13, 2018, as a part of the Future Developer Summit, held in Menlo Park, CA, where the awards will be presented in front of an impressive audience of 60+ Director-level attendees from the leading software companies, from Adobe to Salesforce.