What is The eCommerce Tech Radar?

The eCommerce Tech Radar is a list of technologies, complemented by an assessment result, called ring assignment. This radar is maintained by Divante tribes that are ranged from eCommerce through headless solutions, loyalty applications to custom software development. We use four rings with the following semantics:

  • ADOPT — Technologies we have high confidence in to serve our purpose, also in large scale. Technologies with a usage culture in our production environments, low risk and recommended to be widely used.
  • TRIAL — Technologies that we have seen work with success in project work to solve a real problem; first serious usage experience that confirm benefits and can uncover limitations. TRIAL technologies are slightly more risky; some engineers in our organization walked this path and will share knowledge and experiences.
  • ASSESS — Technologies that are promising and have clear potential value-add for us; technologies worth to invest some research and prototyping efforts in to see if it has impact. ASSESS technologies have higher risks; they are often brand new and highly unproven in our organisation. You will find some engineers that have knowledge in the technology and promote it, you may even find teams that have started a prototyping effort.
  • HOLD — Technologies not recommended to be used for new projects. Technologies that we think are not (yet) worth to (further) invest in. HOLD technologies should not be used for new projects, but usually can be continued for existing projects.

What is the purpose of this eCommerce Tech Radar?

The eCommerce Tech Radar is a tool to inspire and support engineering teams at Divante to pick the best technologies for new eCommerce (and not ony) projects; it provides a platform to share knowledge and experience in technologies, to reflect on technology decisions and continuously evolve our technology landscape. Based on the pioneering work of Thought Works, our technology radar sets out the changes in technologies that are interesting in software development — changes that we think our engineering teams should pay attention to and consider using in their projects.

How do we maintain our eCommerce Tech Radar?

The eCommerce Tech Radar is maintained by the all of us. We are responsible to maintain The eCommerce Tech Radar documents. Assignment of technologies to rings is the outcome of ring change proposals, which are discussed and voted on in meetings. The Tech Radar depends on active participation and input from all engineering teams at Divante.

Divante.com - a global eCommerce leader

Divante is a global eCommerce solutions, experimentation, and thought leader. Our team of 250+ experts empowers eCommerce for both the B2B and B2C segments, working with companies like Bosch, SAP, and Tally Weijl. We create rapid, high-functioning MVPs and integrate technologies that will be the trends of tomorrow.

As a digital pioneer and strategic partner, we bring developers, product designers, analysts, project managers, and testers together to empower eCommerce from every angle. That means building in enterprise open-source software ecosystems and customized software solutions, as well as offering innovative solutions and support for systems like ERP, PIM, and CRM.

At Divante, we trust in cooperation and actively contribute to the open-source community, as well as creating our own products like Vue Storefront and Open Loyalty.

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