What is the Tech Radar?
The HMPPS Digital Tech Radar is a list of technologies, complemented by an assessment result, called ring assignment. We use four rings with the following semantics:
What is the purpose?
The Tech Radar is a tool to inspire and support engineering teams at HMPPS Digital to pick the best technologies for new 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 ThoughtWorks, our Tech 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 it?
The Tech Radar is maintained by the HMPPS Digital Tech Time Team — an open group of HMPPS Digital technologists supported by senior Technical Architects committed to devote time to the Tech Radar purpose. The group self organises to maintain the Tech Radar documents, including this public version. Assignment of technologies to rings is the outcome of ring change proposals, which are discussed and agreed in the meetings. The Tech Radar depends on active participation and input from all engineering teams at HMPPS Digital.
This radar is a fork of Zalando's Tech Radar — they have open sourced the code to generate this visualization.