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How to Notice and Prevent Software Developer Burnout

How to Notice and Prevent Software Developer Burnout

How do you notice and prevent software developer burnout as a team lead or engineering manager? Burnout affects each person a bit differently. It often starts subtly and progresses incrementally. Developer burnout feeds into a vicious loop that can make your developers quit or even change career path. If not corrected, it can also lead to health consequences. The good news is that its onset can be identified, prevented, and rapidly alleviated. Let’s examine how.

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Effective Code Reviews

Best Practices for Effective Code Reviews

More than half (53%) of the software development teams do code reviews on a daily basis, according to SmartBear’s 2019 State of Code Review. They find, as one would expect, that more frequent code reviews have a direct correlation to higher-quality code. As their report goes on to say, “There is a compounding effect when you introduce all the benefits of code review into daily behavior. Communication improves, knowledge about the codebase is shared, and fewer bugs make it through development to QA.”

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By GITENTIAL TEAM

Hello Gitential Users,

We’re getting back to you with the next reveal of new features and fixes! We’re busy bees this spring and heading into summer to bring you many cool functionalities starting with:

  • Insights Studio – your imagination is no longer limited by our app
  • Upgraded Developers tab for Project and Teams
  • Improved metrics’ color code for change metrics

Let’s jump in and take a look!

1. Insights Studio

Let’s start with the BIG one!


So far we told you that the only limitation of our app is your creativity… but that’s in the past already! We’ve introduced the Insights Studio, which basically creates custom reports on demand. WOW, right? Now you can pick the metrics, dimensions, and charts type on your own, and track any specific cases required.

2. Upgraded Developers Tab

The next one is an upgraded and refreshed Developers tab view, both for Projects and Teams.

On top, you’ll find an extended table with main performance KPIs, and when you click on your teammate’s name, you’ll dive deeper into the Developer Scorecard view.

A little lower we’re presenting trended charts focused more on the developers’ performance and how they are doing compared with the rest of the team.

3. Improved metrics color code for change metrics

Last but not least, we improved the colors for the metrics and change indicators so you can understand them immediately if you should look into some troubles or if everything is going according to your plan. This time it’s not value but metric dependant and it shows progress or decline accordingly.  For example, if the Churn rate is declining, that’s very good news:

On the other hand, a smaller amount of tasks completed within Sprint or Month indicates a slow down or issues in the management process:

To sum it up = green is good, red is bad – simple as that!

In the meantime we’re always working on improving our analytics, the data it includes, customization options, and new ideas to make your experience even better and our platform even more valuable to your business.

Don’t be shy, and feel free to share your feedback, suggestions, and ideas with us!

About Gitential

Gitential is an Analytics and Engineering Intelligence service provider bringing visibility and optimization highlights on teams’ productivity. Our mission is to enable faster, data-driven decisions to continuously improve software delivery team cost performance and proactive risk management.

Ready to explore different ways to improve your software projects’ efficiency? Schedule a meeting and we will be happy to listen to and discuss your needs.

Have a project but are not quite ready to contact us? See if Gitential is a fit for you!

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How to Notice and Prevent Software Developer Burnout

How to Notice and Prevent Software Developer Burnout

How do you notice and prevent software developer burnout as a team lead or engineering manager? Burnout affects each person a bit differently. It often starts subtly and progresses incrementally. Developer burnout feeds into a vicious loop that can make your developers quit or even change career path. If not corrected, it can also lead to health consequences. The good news is that its onset can be identified, prevented, and rapidly alleviated. Let’s examine how.

Read More »
Effective Code Reviews

Best Practices for Effective Code Reviews

More than half (53%) of the software development teams do code reviews on a daily basis, according to SmartBear’s 2019 State of Code Review. They find, as one would expect, that more frequent code reviews have a direct correlation to higher-quality code. As their report goes on to say, “There is a compounding effect when you introduce all the benefits of code review into daily behavior. Communication improves, knowledge about the codebase is shared, and fewer bugs make it through development to QA.”

Read More »
Code Churn: The Good, The Bad and the... Perfect

Code Churn: The Good, The Bad and the… Perfect

Code churn is regarded by many software engineers as the best indicator of a code’s quality and defect density. Most engineers will also agree that code churn is good or bad relative to when and why it is taking place. But it is worth understanding in detail because it is 100x less costly to catch a defect during the design phase than catching it during maintenance.

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