The Larus Tech Radar is a list of technologies, complemented by an assessment result, called ring
assignment. We use four rings with the following semantics:
ADOPT — Technologies we have high confidence in to serve our purpose, also in large
scale. Technologies with a usage culture in our Larus production environment, low risk and recommended to be
TRIAL — Technologies that we have seen work with success in project work to solve a
real problem; first serious usage experience that confirm benefits and can uncover limitations. TRIAL
technologies are slightly more
risky; some engineers in our organization walked this path and will share knowledge and experiences.
ASSESS — Technologies that are promising and have clear potential value-add for us;
technologies worth to invest some research and prototyping efforts in to see if it has impact. ASSESS
technologies have higher risks;
they are often brand new and highly unproven in our organisation. You will find some engineers that have
knowledge in the technology and promote it, you may even find teams that have started a prototyping effort.
HOLD — Technologies not recommended to be used for new projects. Technologies that we
think are not (yet) worth to (further) invest in. HOLD technologies should not be used for new projects, but
usually can be continued
for existing projects.
What is the purpose?
The Tech Radar is a tool to inspire and support engineering teams at Larus 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