Thoughtworks tech radar is a reputed tech journal available free of cost for subscribers. The content is related to 4 broad categories related to software development. The candidates/techniques are further categorized for easy judgment and use. Here are my notes from episode #26 of tech radar.
I am mostly listing to adopt or hold tools that make sense for mid-size web teams.
1. Four key metrics for high-performance software delivery
- Change lead time, this is the time taken for a team to deliver the change to production
- Deployment frequency, how frequently the changes are deployed
- Mean time to release (MTTR), how long does the team take to restore an outage
- Change fail percentage, does deploying changes introduce regression issues & what percentage of deployments create a failure or degrade in performance.
The above metrics give a qualitative view of our deliveries.
Production readiness review (PRR)
PRR is a checklist to empower developers to software release and launch.
- Product release - shipping the software for consumers for use
- Ownership identification
- Training / Documentation
- Process start time
- Process stop time
- Product launch - letting the world know
- Product testing results
- showstoppers - entire product is affected
- high priority - workflow blocked but no workaround
- mid-priority - workflow blocked but has a workaround
- low priority - minor irritations / cosmetic problems
- Code freeze
- Going live with your product
- product launch plan
- product launch goals
- Disaster recovery
- CI - build, tests
- CD - deploy to production
Technical documentation can be daunting for writers and consumers. But how about giving it an architecture?
The simplest architecture looks like this
Axis 1: nature of information, practical or theoretical
Axis 2: where the artifact is used, studied, and working
This is an important topic given that the world is witnessing a steady inflow of software tools and software libs. How about each of them having a good documentation architecture? It would be a great win for Developer Experience (DX).
CUPID, similar to SOLID
Composable, Unix-like (Does one thing very well), Predictable, Idiomatic, and Domain-based solution.
Techniques about frontend that were discussed
- SPA by default
- Hotwire - send HTML instead of JSON over the wire
- Server-driven UI for mobile
- Micro frontends