Software is transforming the world. Our mission is to transform software development. We quantify the craft to help developers and teams learn from their data, increase productivity, and code smarter.
Our products are built by developers for developers. Here are our fundamental beliefs in how data should be used to improve software development.
- 1Developer First
We value developer privacy, productivity, and happiness above all.
- 2In Data We Trust
Development is a team sport. Data should be used to build trust, not to destroy it.
- 3Data for Good
Data should be positive and motivational, not negative and demoralizing.
- 4Data for One, Data for All
Context matters. Teams and managers should all see the same anonymized, summary data. Your specific data should be just for you. We will not share your specific data and name with your boss, ever.
- 5First Track All the Data
We can’t predetermine the underlying data relationships that really matter over time. Tracking data is the first step. Because data needs data.
- 6Data Curiosity
An open mind is key to finding value in data. Don’t rush to judgment. Even simple, quantitative metrics can lead to profound results.
- 7Give Before Take
We use data to give developers tools that provide value and delight, save time, and eliminate context switching. We are not building micro-management spyware for engineering overlords.
- 8Action Over Insight
Data isn’t just an intellectual exercise. It needs to be translated into action. It’s the old adage—measure what you want to improve.
- 9Simplicity Rules
Data is at its best when presented in a simple, elegant way.
- 10Social Responsibility
We must all do our part to fight bias, racism, and inequality, including bias in data and its uses.