Gartner Expert

Brad Dayley

VP Analyst

Brad Dayley is a VP Analyst on the Application Platform Strategies (APS) research team in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He is the author of more than 15 books, covering web application development topics from JavaScript frameworks to Python to Node.js. Mr. Dayley covers application architecture, design and development. He gives guidance to clients on application architecture, API design and frameworks.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Group, Mr. Dayley was a software engineer working on enterprise software development projects. With more than 20 years of software development experience, he has filled architect, lead and consultant roles in software development and today lends his deep technical expertise to Gartner clients.

Professional background

Adobe Systems

Senior Software Engineer


Consultant Software Engineer

Areas of coverage

Software Development for Technical Professionals

Application Architecture and Integration for Technical Professionals

Integration Architecture and Platforms for Technical Professionals

Enterprise Applications for Technical Professionals


Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, Brigham Young University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Creating agile application architecture

2Implementing APIs and services

3Designing and modernizing web and mobile applications

4Choosing JavaScript frameworks

5Designing a multiexperience applications