The devradar represents skills as so called blips that are either rendered on a radar-like graph or in a list.
The first one is the radar view that shows you all skills oriented in a polar coordinate system with
Individual skills in the radar view are shown as circular blips © with a numeric ID and colored by their respective quadrant (A).
Each quadrant represents a certain group of skills, classical quadrants are techniques, tools, frameworks (and languages), platforms.
The distance from blip to the radar center indicates the
adoption level (B) for a certain skill.
In addition to the center radar graph all skills are listed by name and their respective ID in the corresponding quadrant ©.
The radar view is best used to get an overview of the current level of competence.
The second view is a list of all skills in form of individual cards (A).
All skills are listed alphabetically with their
adoption level being of secondary relevance.
This information can be found in the top right corner of each skill card (B).
With the list view you can get insights into the history of a specific skill e.g. how did it evolve over time, when was a certain tool used for the first time.
Any of the views has a floating button in the bottom right corner to add new blips to your devradar.
By clicking the button a dialog window will pop up and ask you for the blip details:
One crucial element when it comes to skill management is seeing how a certain skill evolves over time. To support this devradar allows you to build a history for each blip. This history starts with creating the blip for the first time. A new history entry can be created from the List view by clicking the add button on a specific blip card.
Each entry in a blips history has three elements:
There are two ways to changing content after it has been saved. Via the UI in List View and via the Settings tab.
The Settings also allow modifying a devradar instance
Within the settings tab you can edit your devradar in
Here you can also import and export your devradar content as a file.
Although the settings view is not intended for it, you can also use it to quick fix issues with your blips.
Remember to hit Save when changing or importing anything
From the List view you can easily change a specific blip by hitting the edit button on a blip card. This allows you to change a blips base attributes and delete individual history entries. Modifying history entries is currently only possible via the settings tab (see above).