Atlassian has unveiled Compass, a collaboration portal for developers that the company describes as “mission control” for building software. Compass is designed to help teams deal with the complexity of a distributed software architecture.
Announced April 6 and now in an alpha state of development with a beta due soon, Compass is composed of three key features:
- A components catalog that provides a map of all components used to assemble software and the teams collaborating around them. Developers can access shared components, documentation, and other information to build software in one place.
- Scorecards that allow developers to evaluate their architecture based on baselines, security, or compliance requirements.
- An extensibility engine to install apps and bring in information across a variety of developer SaaS tools to give teams alignment across work and flexibility in choosing tools.