(San Francisco, November 15, 2022) — Software.com, a data platform that helps engineering teams ship software faster with better visibility and automation, today announced support for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools. The company’s data platform connects to CI/CD tools and summarizes key metrics, such as lead time and deployment frequency, enabling teams to find and remove points of friction in their deployment processes.
With CI/CD insights, Software.com’s data platform helps teams more effectively measure and improve their deployment capabilities by identifying apps or repositories with long build times and low success rates. Teams can also better keep track of merged pull requests, sorted by how long they’ve been awaiting deployment, which provides visibility into repositories with a large backlog of changes waiting to be deployed.
With developers spending less than one-third of their time writing new code or improving existing code, it has become vital that teams address elements of the developer experience that are often ignored or undervalued — like automating deployments to staging and production environments.
“If you’re not investing time to make deployments seamless, you’re adding unnecessary friction to your team’s day-to-day,” says Mason McLead, CTO at Software.com. “Instead of flying blind, now, everyone can see this work paying off.”
Software.com’s CI/CD analytics work out-of-the-box for teams using GitHub Actions and other third-party tools that interface with GitHub, such as Travis and Jenkins. The platform automatically detects how teams are deploying each repository while also allowing them to manually assign specific workflow runs as production deployments.
“Deploying changes to production environments can be a source of stress and anxiety for developers — especially when these deployments happen infrequently,” said Brett Stevens, co-founder of Software. “Software.com’s platform gives teams the insights they need for more predictable and frequent deployments. We’re helping teams take a data-driven approach to improving the developer experience, from code review to release.”
Software’s mission is to transform software development by empowering engineering teams with the world’s most powerful data platform. We collect data across the stack to help engineering teams ship software faster with better visibility and automation. Software is backed by Next47 and 8VC. For more information, visit www.software.com or follow @software_hq.