If you are a digital data-driven company, you will probably rely on big data to track information such as industry trends, social media activity or sales data to get patterns and insights that help you in your decision making. Thus, if you care that much about these activities, and having on mind that software is eating the labor market, why not caring about your software and software development processes?
Bitergia keeps growing as a software development analytics firm and nowadays, we are helping a wide variety of clients (project & community managers, engineering & development teams, HR managers, business analysts, etc.). Obviously, they’re not looking for the same goals in their projects, neither for the same metrics. So, how can Bitergia Analytics dashboards be customized for their specific needs?
We have some exciting news! The Analytics Dashboards are being upgraded to our latest Kibiter release based on Kibana 6.1.0. This new version will allow our customers to enjoy new visualizations, new metrics and a new security layer. Everything 100% open source software.
Nowadays, more and more companies such as PayPal, Bosch or Autodesk are internally implementing inner source programs. Inner source differs from classic open source development process by remaining within the view and control of a single organization and offers many advantages in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.
In previous posts, we talked about Inner source characteristics and advantages such as InnerSourcing: the development model of the future.
Nowadays, is a matter of fact that software development is eating up the labor market. Netflix is not a film company, Amazon is not an online ebook company, Spotify is not a music company, Pixar is far from being an animation studio, and Groupon is not just a marketplace. We are living in the digital transformation. To attract and to retain the best development talent is becoming more and more important for any company.
How have we ended with more than 30 different data sources supported in our Bitergia Analytics product? During the last couple of years I’ve been so focused on improving the support and operating areas here in Bitergia that I forgot to stop and look back to see how far we have “walked” in terms of development.
We’ve just uploaded to pypi a new collection of GrimoireLab Python packages suitable for direct installation with pip. Please, upgrade your virtual environments!!!
North Bridge and Black Duck published last January their 2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results with a lot of interesting conclusions. Maybe the biggest one it’s that Open Source continue gaining force inside the IT business, but its management is chaotic because the lack of process.
Most common problems related on the survey were:
- Nearly 50% of companies have not formal policy and process for selecting and approving open source code.
- One of the major problems of that is security. 47% don’t have a formal process in place to track the code and only 19% of vulnerabilities are detected and fixed automatically.
- Nearly 1/3 has no process for identifying tracking or solving known open source vulnerabilities.
- Over 1/2 companies has no responsible to identify and tracking remediation.
We are pleased to announce that we are writing a book about inner source.
We have been collaborating for some months with companies that are developing this methodology to produce the software they need. They were pioneers who early on realized that inner source has lots of benefits for talent management, software development, and business improvement. And now others are asking us for advice about implementing inner source.
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