Over the past year, I’ve seen a lot of startups, projects and tools that aim to bring fairly advanced analytic capabilities to programmers. Sometimes they do this by enabling simple scripts that result in powerful dashboards or processes, while other times they just deliver the data in an easy-to-consume manner with little work at all on the developer’s part. I think this is a meaningful trend.
In a world of mobile apps and cloud resources, it’s easier than ever to start a business around a simple application. Even in large companies, developers fighting for resources might need to prove an application’s popularity or find a way to boost its monetization. Sometimes, that might even mean injecting some data-processing right into an application.
But whatever the case, if your job revolves around writing code rather than data flows, you might need a little help. Here are 12 tools (listed alphabetically) that…
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