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Introduction

GÉANT Software Catalogue is an up-to-date repository of information about software development projects and teams. The tool facilitates and supports the software engineering community in various processes that require knowledge on software development efforts.

Background

So far, an in-depth information about the software projects and development teams in GÉANT has been gathered manually through surveys. In 2017, in the survey conducted by the GN4-2-SA2-T1, 30 software projects were identified. There were developed by about 20 software development teams of highly skilled professionals originating from different member NRENs.

Information about individual participants in the GÉANT project and their roles in particular activities and tasks is maintained via the internal COmanage Registry [GN-COmanage]. Data related to software developent is already stored and maintained on an ongoing basis in multiple databases such as GN-Jira, GN-Bitbucket, individual NRENs' Git repositories or external hosting platforms (e.g. GitHub or GitLab).

Considering the above, an up-to-date catalogue of software projects and teams needs to be established in order to provide a way of building a big picture of software development in the GÉANT project.

Example use cases for the catalogue

As a software engineer I can search for projects doing a related work so that I can start cooperating.As a training coordinator I can get an overview of project characteristics so that I can better plan training activities.As a leader I can search for contact points and people responsible.
As a team member I can search for people with specific competences so that I can start exchanging experience.As an infrastructure provider I can get an overview on projects and teams so that I can better adjust my service to real community needs.As someone I can get an overview of software development efforts in my organisation so that I can make better decision about ... XXX.

Highlights

  • indexing software projects and teams;
  • focus on organisational and technical aspects;
  • unified view for all items in catalogue;
  • access restricted to organisation members;
  • information collected automatically;
  • information download from heterogeneous and scattered sources;
  • information updated continuously.

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