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RedMonk[2] is an industry analyst firm focused on software developers and headquartered in Portland, Maine, United States. It was founded on the premise of the increasing influence of software developers in the technology industry.[3] RedMonk co-founder Stephen O'Grady authored a book on "The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World" which details this premise[4] and a book on "The Software Paradox: The Rise and Fall of the Commercial Software Market" which considers the changing role of commercial software.[5]

RedMonk covers trends in the software industry such as the top-used programming languages.[6][7]


RedMonk co-founder James Governor was awarded the Women in Marketing Equality Advocate award in 2016.[8]

RedMonk was highly ranked in a number of categories from the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations in 2008,[9] specifically:

  • Analyst of the year #3: James Governor, RedMonk
  • Analyst firm of the year #4: RedMonk
  • Most relevant #5: RedMonk
  • Most import firm #6: RedMonk


  1. ^ "Company Overview of RedMonk LLC". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  2. ^ "RedMonk web site". RedMonk web site. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  3. ^ Gibbons, Jemima (2009). Monkeys with Typewriters: Myths and realities of social media at work. Axminster, Devon: Triarchy Press Limited. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-9565379-8-0. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  4. ^ O'Grady, Stephen (March 2013). The New Kingmakers. O'Reilly. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  5. ^ O'Grady, Stephen (2015-05-18). The Software Paradox: The Rise and Fall of the Commercial Software Market (1 ed.). O'Reilly Media. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  6. ^ Krill, Paul. "JavaScript, Java lead the way in RedMonk language rankings". Infoworld. IDG. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  7. ^ Finley, Klint. "Apple's New Programming Language is Growing Like Mad". Wired. Wired. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  8. ^ "Women in Marketing 2016 Awards". Women in Marketing. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  9. ^ "The IIAR Analyst of the Year survey". Analyst. Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2017-02-13.

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