Recent ThoughtWorks Tech Radar

7 05 2016

If you were wondering whether the technology, trend or tool is worth investing your time and effort, the Tech Radar by ThoughtWorks may help you making the decision.

The analysis is based on observations and predictions. New editions come periodially and here is always the recent one: https://www.thoughtworks.com/radar

Some highlits that interested me the most in that edition:

Tools

  • Jenkins 2.0 as deployment pipeline is on hold – still the build pipeline generation is not a first-class-citizen since it is still based on plugins. Authors says that it could be done better. I suppose that it recommendation considers only the pipeline, not the CI itself
  • Apache Kafka is on trial – although quite widely used in industry. Authors have a pragmtic approach building the report

Languages & Frameworks

  • Spring Boot to adopt – seems to be obvious choice right now, so those who bet on it few years ago were right (lucky me!)
  • React.js to adopt – as a JS framework with one-way binding, providing the loose coupling on the front side

Platforms

  • Docker! Docker! Docker!

Techniques

  • GitFlow on hold! That’s right. Authors noted that feature branches tend to stand away from master / develop branch for too long. That causes the merge / integration problems. So the point is to use GitFlow wisely. Feature branch and merge request that have 2 days of coding in it are far too big.
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Technology Radar: May 2013

1 06 2013

The new technology report was released recently. Prepared by the ThoughtWorks Technology Advisory Board, points out emerging technologies and trends on IT market.

Find the report here (in pdf)

It helps to assess if the novelty you’ve recently found is ready to adopt or was not tested enough yet. There you’ll find out that NoSQL are ready to go, however Node.js not really – still it is good for fast prototyping and mocks but not for production.

The report gathers data in a nice visual graphs and explains each item shortly. Here is the graph sample

TechRadar graph

TechRadar graph

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