GROUP9 Technology Radar results
Last year, we at GROUP9 started out with creating a Technology Radar, the approach started by the guys over at ThoughtWorks. The goal is actually quite simple: use the collective knowledge and intelligence of our company to come up with the new Technologies, Tools, etc. which we think will be interesting for our customers this year to start looking into. This allows us to focus on building up experience and knowledge on these subjects, and applying it at our customers to help them deliver more business value. In this blog post, I'd like to share the highlights of that Technology Radar, and show you our vision of which things to look for, and which to start leaving behind.
The process of creating a tech radar
- Initial meeting to create the initial draft input for the radar
- Initial clean-up and de-duplication of the efforts of our colleagues
- Discuss results with meeting leaders to get to the final list
- Fill out the blanks in the descriptions of the radar items
- Publish the final radar
- Vote on the top 10 Adopt/Trail+Assess/Hold
10 11 HOT (a.k.a. Adopt/Trial/Assess)
Top 10 NOT (a.k.a Hold)
- Docker: This is not against the idea of containerization specifically, but we see changes coming up in the container-landscape that Docker may not be the only contender or default implementation available. This a solid choice for now, but we may see other, potentially better alternatives pop up.
- Jenkins: We're talking about the old version of Jenkins here. So if you're not doing pipeline by now, you're missing out on all the goodies.