Software developers need efficient tools that facilitate collaborative development without taking you out of the zone. The CLI, or command line interface, is a developer favorite for its ease of use, quick access, and versatility. GitKraken’s CLI is specifically tailored for Git operations, enhancing the traditional command line experience with its user-friendly commands and integrations, making Git tasks simpler and more efficient.
Software development begins with code, which is then integrated, compiled, tested, and in the end distributed to users. This is often the secret sauce of innovation that organizations must protect to keep their competitive edge. With the software application development market growing at almost 30% per year and the average project taking just 4-6 months to complete – and trending downwards – the result is more software to develop and constant pressure to release it as fast as possible.
In an article titled The Worst Programmer I Know, Dan North, the creator of behavior-driven development, writes about a nearly fired developer he saved from the unemployment line. This developer consistently delivered zero story points, even though delivered story points was the primary metric for developer productivity at their (unnamed) software consultancy.
Selecting the right Internal Developer Platform (IDP) is a critical decision that shapes the effectiveness of your software development team. An IDP empowers developers with the tools and environments necessary for efficient coding, testing, and deployment, resulting in a streamlined development workflow. However, a poor choice can lead to substantial setbacks, reducing productivity and overall business efficiency.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you just pushed and deployed your latest change to production, and it’s rolling out to your Kubernetes cluster. You sip your coffee as you wrap up some documentation when a ping in the ops channel catches your eye—a sales engineer is complaining that the demo environment is slow. Probably nothing to worry about, not like your changes had anything to do with that… but, minutes later, more alerts start to fire off.
Welcome to Day 1 of the software development life cycle — what now? We’ve already covered Day 0 server provisioning, and you should be ready to start writing code that will support your DevOps initiatives and make your life easier …or are you? Put some of our wisdom and experience at work for Day 1 of the software life cycle, and make sure you’re fully prepared to handle common pitfalls and problems that can become ongoing issues for Day 2.