Paul is not part of our development team, he doesn’t want to be, and he certainly does not slow them down. But with that said, Paul knows how to work at DevOps speed. He knows legal reviews need to happen at the speed of development on every component, every build, and every release. How much time does Paul spend reviewing open source and third-party software components in the software we are building? Almost none. Yup. That is because we have automated him.
In our recent open source developer survey we asked, what are the TOP FOUR characteristics considered when selecting a component? And since components are the building blocks used when creating an application, selecting the right one is an important choice. Not surprisingly, the most important characteristic for the selection are the features and capabilities provided by the component. After all, if the component doesn’t fulfill your requirements then why use it?