Atlassian Corporation, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, has announced the general availability of Compass, its new developer experience platform, to empower engineering organisations to bring all of their teams and technology together and increase developer velocity. This platform will help developers to work autonomously, improve risk management & reliability and promote a healthy engineering culture.
Launched in beta last year, Compass helps engineering teams of all sizes improve their developer experience with the following default capabilities:
⦁ Unified software component catalog: Reduce time spent searching and untangle your technical architecture with an easy-to-setup, centralised catalog to track all of your services and relevant data—in one place.
⦁ Health scorecards, DORA metrics, and more: Establish and track software delivery and team health metrics to identify points of friction for development teams and improve reliability for existing services.
⦁ Software templates: Remove guesswork and automate consistency for developers creating new services with best practices, policies, cloud provisioning, and deployment pipelines baked right into customisable templates.
⦁ Extensibility: Connect all of your favorite observability, CI/CD, testing, collaboration, and source code management tools to prevent context switching and see relevant data for all of the services you own.
Taylor Pechacek, Head of Product, Compass at Atlassian said, “With increasing technical complexity building world-class engineering teams is not just a technology problem – it’s a collaboration problem. Over the past two decades, Atlassian has helped engineering teams work better together. Now, we are solving this growing challenge to unleash the potential of engineering teams within our 260,000+ customers and beyond. Since the beta launch of Compass, organisations, such as Dropbox, KFC UK&I, ExpressVPN, and Boden, have already turned to Compass to improve their developer experience.”
Compass connects data from popular tools including Amazon Web Services, GitHub, Slack, LaunchDarkly, CircleCI, and Snyk. In addition, Compass is planning to add popular integrations such as DX, a developer insights platform which helps organisations measure developer experience.
“Everyone has unique aspects about their own internal developer experience, which is why Atlassian’s open APIs allow you to customise as much as possible. We focus on the core offering – components, teams, templates, scorecards – and you craft an experience around that. We believe this brings the best of both worlds—a supported SaaS product with an open, extensible marketplace around it”, Pechacek added.
Developers can further extend Compass using Forge, Atlassian’s cloud app development platform or use the Compass GraphQL API to connect any data or metric to their unified catalog.