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Activity Feeds and Tech Debt Indicators -- What's New on the Code Quality Platform

Posted by Marcs Wilkinson on Aug 6, 2019 7:26:05 PM

We've been busy here at Sema, working hard on our mission to bring unprecedented visibility into your code and development teams. And in the spirit of keeping things visible, we wanted to share details of some of our most recent and exciting updates.

Watch this space (you can subscribe to our updates in the form to the right) as we deliver our roadmap of activity types and insights. Meanwhile, here's a brief overview of some of the new features.

Activity Feed

The new Activity feed will surface key happenings and anomalies in your repositories. By default -- when viewing the feed from the dashboard -- activity from all repositories is displayed.

 

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Topics: code quality, release notes

Our New Podcast: The Five Ws of Sema Software -- Listen Now

Posted by Sema on Jul 26, 2019 10:13:35 AM

Sema CEO Matt Van Itallie takes listeners through the five Ws of Sema Software — the Who, What, When, Where and Why of a company changing the way the world works with code to bring transparency to software development and data to the M&A table.

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Codebase Confusion? First, Do The Math

Posted by Sara Haynes on Jul 8, 2019 10:35:22 AM

All businesses need effective tools. But when faced with breakneck growth, massive digital transformation, or simply keeping on top of dozens of projects, it can be hard to justify the cost and time to implement these tools -- even those that could boost the effectiveness of your software development efforts.

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Be Prepared When Scouting For a Sale

Posted by Matt Van Itallie on Jun 26, 2019 10:52:21 AM

In 2019, every company is a software company.

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Top Three Leading Indicators of Codebase Quality

Posted by Matt Van Itallie on Jun 17, 2019 6:29:56 PM

Sema’s goal is simple. We want to provide senior management, architects and developers with the definitive set of tools they need to find, fix, prevent and manage technical debt.

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Case Notes: Private Equity

Posted by Matt Van Itallie on May 25, 2019 5:36:29 PM

 

Bain’s 10th-anniversary Global Private Equity Report once again takes in the entire industry, highlighting specific strengths and flagging challenges and opportunities.

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Topics: equity, hedge fund, angel investors, venture capital, venture capitalist, private equity firms, leveraged buyout, investing, equity trust

Developer Coaching and Evaluation Principles

Posted by Sema on Apr 28, 2019 4:02:17 PM

Introduction

Sema is founded on three sacred trusts to engineers, organization leaders and other members of the software community. All three are essential to carrying out our work.

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Topics: Developer Evaluation, Developer Coaching and Evaluation Principles, Developer Coaching

Announcing Our New eBook: The Coming Revolution in Technical Due Diligence

Posted by Matt Van Itallie on Apr 2, 2019 8:19:19 AM

I am delighted to share our first e-book, The Coming Revolution in Technical Due Diligence, which discussed how technical due diligence will change as a result of tools like Sema’s. It lays out a solution that gives diligence teams powerful new ways to gain transparency and visibility during the technical due diligence process. 

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Sema and the DevOps environment

Posted by Sanjay Khunger on Feb 12, 2019 7:58:38 AM

We are often asked here at Sema how our solutions work within DevOps organizations.

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. A logical outgrowth of Agile, extending Agile principles beyond the boundaries of the “code” to the entire delivered service, DevOps has been growing in popularity for several years now.

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Topics: software maintenance, codebase transparency, DevOps

Codebase Transparency in Practice:  A  Day-to-Day Look at Metrics-Equipped Development

Posted by Jason McInerney on Jan 16, 2019 11:48:16 AM

Last week I made the case for codebase transparency: why 21st-century dev leaders need real-time insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their codebase, and why new quality metrics are going to be the principal solution.  This week, I want to look at how this actually works in the day-to-day progress of a company. 

Case study 1: the regular meeting

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and your dev team leads step away from the gentle hum of CPUs and caffeinated frontal lobes to gather in the meeting room, lattes and laptops in hand. 

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Topics: metrics, codebase transparency