Topic: productivity

Uno Platform 5.0 promises “5X productivity” improvement

The team behind the open-source Uno Platform has announced the release of Uno Platform 5.0, which it says includes several updates for productivity. “Five is for 5X productivity,” the release blog post is titled. The Uno Platform is a platform for building multi-platform .NET apps from a single codebase.  In the 5.0 release, support for … continue reading

Common mistakes made by engineering managers that hurt productivity

For years, you’ve been toiling away as a software development individual contributor (IC), and now your great work has been rewarded with a promotion to engineering manager.  Now what? Dylan Etkin has been an engineering manager for a good portion of his career, and now is a co-founder of, a company focused on helping … continue reading

New Planview Roadmaps combines strategy, team plans, and execution into single view

Planview has introduced Planview Roadmaps, a solution that integrates strategy, team plans, and execution into one cohesive view. This tool enhances business agility by allowing organizations to observe and respond to changes across various teams, methodologies, and tools. “Enterprise survival relies on an organization’s ability to quickly adapt and pivot to market shifts and customer … continue reading

Atlassian announces release of Compass DevX Platform

Atlassian today is announcing the general availability of Compass, the company’s new developer experience platform. With developers getting lost in today’s decentralized, complex world of APIs, libraries, UI elements, frameworks and tools, Compass is designed to guide developers to their true north – delivering exciting new products that align with business goals and satisfy customers. … continue reading

Atlassian acquires Loom

Team Anywhere/SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlassian Corporation (NASDAQ: TEAM), a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Loom, the video messaging platform that has amassed more than 25 million users and was named among the top 50 of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative companies in 2023. The … continue reading

To help developers be more productive, foster joy

What makes developers productive? And how is that measured? This is an issue that’s top of mind in the industry these days. Some believe that lines of code written per day is still a valid metric. Some say you should measure development teams, not individuals.  Others say productivity stems from removing obstacles in the SDLC … continue reading

Workday announces AI capabilities for improving developer and general employee experience

Workday, a provider of cloud applications for finance and HR, has unveiled substantial improvements to its no-code platform, Workday Extend.  These enhancements, introduced at the Workday Rising customer conference, comprise the Workday AI Gateway, advanced developer tools from AWS, and a user-friendly no-code/low-code toolkit. These upgrades are designed to enhance the developer experience and boost … continue reading

How to successfully optimize application development and management

Today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape combined with challenging economic conditions, complex contracts, and service-level agreements can hinder a business’ ability to evolve and adapt. This also creates an environment where application development and management (ADM) requirements are constantly changing.  The upside of this challenging environment is that it creates an opportunity for companies to proactively … continue reading

Asana announces intelligent product capabilities that improve strategic alignment

Asana has introduced new intelligent product capabilities that include executive reporting enhancements, goals standardization, Gantt view, and more, which are made possible by Asana’s Work Graph, according to the company.  New executive reporting offers a quick way to access the current status and gain a comprehensive overview of strategic initiatives. It provides essential metrics such … continue reading

What makes engineering teams elite

DORA metrics have become the de facto standard for measuring software development and delivery success, but a study last month identifies where those measures alone were lacking. The first-ever Engineering Benchmarks Report, recently released by software delivery management platform provider LinearB, provides insights from 1,500 organizations into what makes one DevOps team more effective than … continue reading

Harness launches AI assistant to enhance productivity across SDLC

Harness launched an AI assistant known as AIDA (AI Development Assistant). The company aims to broaden the scope of AI applications to include all aspects of the SDLC.  According to Harness,  conventional AI tools mainly concentrate on helping with code development, while AIDA enhances the entire process of software development, encompassing activities such as building … continue reading

‘Flow Triangles’ help organizations ensure teams are working together

There are people who believe that software development is pure art. And there are people who believe that it is basically manufacturing. The reality, of course, is that it’s somewhere in the middle. Because of that, before you can even begin to measure how your team is performing, it’s critically important to understand your organization’s … continue reading

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